Pipevine Swallowtails are poisonous due to their host plant, pipevine, which contains certain phytochemicals that make them distasteful and harmful to vertebrate predators like birds.
Butterfly Size: 2 3/4 – 5 inches
Habitats: A wide variety of open habitats, open woodland, and woodland edges.
Plants for the Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly
Solely nectar from flowers including:
- thistles (Cirsium species)
- viper’s bugloss
- common azaleas
- yellow star thistle
- California buckeye
- yerba santa
We Need Your Support
We need your help to continue to protect, promote, and celebrate the resources, people, and culture of the Lower Delta.
WHAT WE DO
Mississippi’s Lower Delta Partnership promotes and enhances the economic and environmental health of Mississippi’s Lower Delta.
We provide educational workshops and cultural programs; community and youth activities; encourage heritage, cultural, and nature tourism in our region; and act as an advocate for the South Delta.