July's Butterfly Flitty Friend

The Pipevine Swallowtail is native to the Valley and can be seen in quite a range…from the southern half of the US all the way to Southern Mexico!

 

It is always an eye catcher with its beautiful iridescent blue hind wings. Their front two wings are a deep black on top, with a lighter grey on the underside. The beautiful blue can be seen on the top side of the hind two wings, while on the underside there are seven bright orange spots running along the side of each wing. Plus! They grow to be up to 5” wide, so it is hard to miss this beauty!

They enjoy nectar from a large variety of plants in the RGV; including lantana, sage, poinciana and butterfly weed. Keep your eyes open and we hope you’re treated to a visit in your yard!

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It's been suggested, and we love the idea, to incorporate the butterfly's host plant color into your creation!

So, here are a few Lamb's Loom shop yarn suggestions for your project! Come by and get yours, or give us a call and we will ship to you...and as always, feel free to dive into your own stash! ☺