Tag Archive: Swallowtails

4-H Alert! Fall Herbs are a Black Swallowtail’s Delight

All of you 4-H members with fall herb gardens: Would you be willing to sacrifice your apiaceous herbs to the Black Swallowtail Caterpillar?   Busily devouring dill and fennel, the lime green, black striped caterpillars in the UF IFAS Extension Washington County Office have quickly become a popular attraction.  It is fortunate that the South’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/08/4-h-alert-fall-herbs-are-a-black-swallowtails-delight/

Giant Swallowtails and Satsumas

Gardeners that have Satsumas, commonly known as orange mandarin (Citrus reticulate), probably have experienced a caterpillar called Orangedog.  It is a chewing insect that feeds on citrus foliage including Satsuma and a few other plant species.  The caterpillar is dark brown with creamy-white, mottled markings and is the larval stage of the giant swallowtail (Papilio …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/02/giant-swallowtails-and-satsumas/