Florida Gardening forum: Butterfly ID Needed

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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Jul 15, 2013 4:15 AM CST
Can anyone ID this beauty feasting on my Chaya?


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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 15, 2013 1:44 PM CST
It's a Giant Swallowtail

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Papilio-cresphont...

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/citrus/giantswallowtail....

http://butterflies.heuristron.net/butterflies/giantSwallowta...
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 15, 2013 4:16 PM CST
I agree They're so lovely, and so big you can practically feel the breeze from their flapping wings as they pass.
Elaine

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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Sep 3, 2013 6:28 AM CST
Good Morning,
Great butterfly pic and on a Spinach Tree to boot! Have you ever tried eating it? I have heard from others that it is absolutely delicious and have read full of nutrients as long as its boiled 15 minutes to alleviate the cyanide in it? Blinking

I haven't been daring enough yet, but I have two and maybe they'll bring a Giant Swallowtail around someday!
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Sep 4, 2013 6:49 PM CST
Thanks. No I haven't tried it yet. It grows like a weed here. I am getting ready to take one out because it's next to my lychee and I got a different variety of lychee I want to put there. I;kk br starting and giving away lots of cuttings.

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