Zebra Swallowtail on Lantana.
Paw Paw in my garden was planted by a bird or other creature.
The fruits always disappear as soon as they ripen, popular with critters.
Paw Paw grows in close proximity to Lantana where Zebras nectar.
They are also noticed nectaring on Tithonia when those plants bloom.
Slimleaf Paw Paw
Asimina angustifolia in a sandy firebreak. Paw paws are abundant in uncultivated areas.
Farther north Zebras are likely to use Asimina triloba as a host. In North Florida and South Georgia, Slimleaf Paw Paw is the host.
Zebra swallowtail nectaring on Lantana.
Notice the length of the tails, which is why they are referred to as a 'kite' butterfly.
Garden Lantanas here are naturalized, not the native Lantana depressa.
Maypop Passiflora species
Other butterfly host favorites here are wild vines Pipevine and Passiflora.
Passifloras grow in fence rows and wild areas, uninvited to the house garden.
Pipevine is forming buds in the back yard. I can hardly wait to see blossoms.
Wildflower Wednesday is hosted by Gail of Clay and Limestone.
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean blogged on Dotty Plants Journal in hot, humid Southwest Georgia.