The Black Swallowtail can be found in Northwest Ohio May through August.
It can be found in all 88 counties of Ohio. It likes fields and meadows, woodland edges, and gardens.
The summer brood females have a larger blue area on the dorsal hind-wing and fewer yellow markings on the dorsal forewing. The spring form of the female has more blue on the dorsal hind-wing than the male
The larvae feed on members of the parsley family and Queen Anne's lace. Adults are attracted to gardens by parsley or carrot plants. They also like nectar plants like phlox and milkweed.
Note: This swallowtail is also known as the Eastern Black Swallowtail.
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