Schaus swallowtail

Schaus swallowtail

The Schaus swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides Papilio) is a large dark brown and yellow butterfly which historically occurred in hardwood hammocks from South Miami toLower Matecumbe Key, Florida. Originally listed as a threatened because of destruction to the hardwood hammock habitat and mosquito control practices. Now it's endangered because its numbers and range had declined dramatically. The butterflies will only use torchwood and wild lime Zanthoxylum fagara to deposit its eggs.


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* [ Schaus swallowtail] on the UF / IFAS Featured Creatures Web site

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