Witness the miracle of metamorphosis! Caterpillars will need a food source when they arrive. You may purchase your host plant from Shady Oak Butterfly Farm or from a local plant nursery. Black Swallowtail Butterflies eat Parsley, Queen Anne's Lace, celery and dill.
One 4" potted plant will feed 1 larvae. One 6" potted plant will feed 2-3 larvae.
Be certain the plant has not been sprayed with insecticides, including the organic pesticide, BT. Caterpillars usually take from one to three weeks to reach pupation size.
** Butterflies can eat a great deal during the larval stage. Please be certain you have the correct amount of host plants if you are ordering eggs or larvae.**
Adult Black Swallowtail Butterfly Wing Span: 3 1/4 - 4 1/4 inches
Black Swallowtail Butterflies can only be shipped to the following states: AL, CO, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WI