The forewing has a large yellow band across the center. Before settlers dramatically changed the California landscape this butterfly would find its larval host plants in grasslands and at the edges of the great marshlands. Host Plant: Black Swallowtail and Anise Swallowtail Butterflies. There are striking blue spots on the rear edge of the rear wing, and the characteristic tails of the swallowtails. Host Plant: Black Swallowtail and Anise Swallowtail Butterflies. Status: Introduced into the United States by Europeans, it is now naturalized and grows wild throughout North America. Caraway – Carum carvi. Black Swallowtail Host Plants.

Plant Queen Anne's Lace in your yard to attract butterflies and enjoy watching the butterfly life cycle! Dutchman’s Breeches – Thamnosma texanum. Status: Introduced into the United States by Europeans, it is now naturalized and grows wild throughout North America. Anise Swallowtail Chrysalis The Chrysalis is light brown to green, and hangs from a branch or stem of its host, resembling yet another small branch protruding out of the stem.

Fennel or Anise Along the West Coast from Southern California to the Puget Sound, anise swallowtail caterpillars feed on fennel or anise (Foeniculum vulgare) as a host plant. It was brought to this country as a kitchen garden plant, which then escaped cultivation, and is now widespread in many parts of California. Black Swallowtail. Rue is one of our favorite host plants because it is a host for both the Black Swallowtail and the Giant Swallowtail butterfly caterpillars.

Both the upper and lower sides of its wings are black, but the upper wing has a broad yellow stripe across it, giving the butterfly an overall yellow appearance.
Celery – Apium graveolens. Anise Swallowtail Butterfly. This list was compiled through numerous sources, including input from group members. Uses: Attracts butterflies, specifically the Anise swallowtail butterfly (Papilio zelicaon). Changing from other plants to highly toxic water hemlock is sometimes fatal for caterpillars. You should have a mixture of host plants and nectar-rich flowering plants if you want to increase the variety of butterflies in your landscape. Print Plant Signs; Print Plant Labels; Export To Excel; Export To Excel (Detailed) Order by Popularity Order by Common Name Order by Scientific Name Order by # of Butterflies Hosted. Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon Lucas, 1852. The Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) is a beautiful large butterfly, black with yellow spots along wing edges. Black Swallowtails do not always change host plants. Family: Papilionidae. Butterflies My Plant Lists Nurseries Planting Guide Contact Calscape About Calscape. The caterpillars are often confused in appearance with the Black Swallowtail's caterpillars.
Firebush, Scarletbush; Hamelia patens. Please let me know if you have contributed here, I want to credit you! Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) The Anise Swallowtail is a beautiful butterfly with a bright yellow and black coloring. Bigseed biscuitroot (Lomatium macrocarpum) is a small plant found in exposed, rocky areas Anise swallowtail butterflies use larval host plants in the family Apiaceae.

Changing to rue from another plant is often difficult to impossible. ANISE SWALLOWTAIL FACTS. Wing Span: 2 3/4 - 3 1/2 inches (7 - 9 cm). Common Rue Plants for Swallowtails. As wasps grow inside the chrysalis, the membranes turn dark.