Palamedes Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillars or Chrysalises

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm

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Palamedes Swallowtail  Papilio palamedes

 Adult Wing Span: 4 1/2 - 5 1/8 inches

Range: Atlantic and Gulf States, from Texas to Virginia

Host Plants: Spicebush, Red/Swamp Bay, Sassafras, Camphor Trees

Witness the miracle of metamorphosis! Caterpillars will need a food source when they arrive. You may purchase your host plant from Shady Oak Butterfly Farm or from a local plant nursery. Palamedes Swallowtail Butterflies eat Spicebush, Red/Swamp Bay, Sassafras, and Camphor Trees. Here at Shady Oak we sell Red/Swamp Bay, Spicebush, and Sassafras TreesOne 6" potted plant will typically feed 1-2 larvae. Be certain the plant has not been sprayed with insecticides, including the organic pesticide, BT. Caterpillars usually take from two to three weeks to reach pupation size.

** Butterflies can eat a great deal during the larval stage. Please be certain you have the correct amount of host plants if you are ordering larvae.**


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A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm