Giant Swallowtail

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Common name [Link is to BAMONA] (wingspan range in inches) Occurrence level & flight period.
Habitat. Typically visits (for nectaring). Larval host plants.


Giant Swallowtail (4–6.2") Rare: May thru Aug Open, weedy fields Swamp milkweed, Japanese Honeysuckele, goldenrod Common Rue
Giant Swallowtail

August 14, 2012
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Giant Swallowtail

August 14, 2012
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Giant Swallowtail

August 14, 2012
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Giant Swallowtail

September 3, 2012
Columbia
John KcKitterick

Giant Swallowtail

September 3, 2012
Columbia
John KcKitterick

Giant Swallowtail

September 3, 2012
Columbia
John KcKitterick