Zebra Swallowtail butterfly

The following photograph shows a Zebra Swallowtail butterfly (Protographium marcellus) spotted along “Beaver Pond Loop Trail” at Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge, a 1,200 acre preserve located at Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

Zebra Swallowtail butterfly

Pawpaw, relatively common at Accotink Bay Wildlife Preserve, is the host plant for Protographium marcellus.

Caterpillar Hosts: Shrubs of the genus Asimina (pawpaw) in the Annonaceae family. Young plants are preferred.” Source Credit: Butterflies and Moths of North America.

Copyright © 2013 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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