zebra swallowtail

a swallowtail butterfly, Papilio marcellus, having black and greenish-white stripes on the wings.

1890–95, Americanism

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When wildflowers within these areas are in bloom, look for butterflies such as zebra swallowtail and red-spotted purple.
Tiger swallowtail and zebra swallowtail butterflies are often seen sipping nectar from these colorful plants.
The leaves are exclusive host to the zebra swallowtail butterfly.
Caterpillars of the beautiful zebra swallowtail may eat on a few leaves, but not to an extent to do any real damage.
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