CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio cresphontes) EGG
Spotted an adult female laying eggs.
Florida Native Larval Hosts: wild lime (Zanthoxylum fagara), Hercules club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis), hop tree (Ptelea trifoliata)
Non-native host: various cultivated and ornamental citrus (Citrus spp.)
Shown on Florida Native Plant: WILD LIME; LIME PRICKLYASH (Zanthoxylum fagara).
Larval host: in my yard is WILD LIME; LIME PRICKLYASH (Zanthoxylum fagara) and non-native Meyer Lemon (Citrus sp.) although since I planted the native species they don’t tend to use the citrus much.