Palmedes Swallowtail



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Spring butterflies are starting to appear in SW . This Palmedes Swallowtail (Paplilo palmedes) was seen patroling the woodline on the Seaboard Grade in the Babcock-Webb WMA in Punta Gorda on March 5, 2013.

Palmedes Swallowtail (Paplilo palmedes)

The Swamp Bay and Red Bay are it’s host plant, but this one was seen basking on Saw Palmetto.

Steven Scott

Steven Scott

is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.

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Steven Scott

Steven Scott

Steven Scott is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.

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