Tag Archives: Host Plant

Bermuda Grass for Skippers

While I’ve always heard that bermuda grass is a host plant for some skippers, I’ve never seen them lay eggs on it – until today. Below is a picture of an egg which was laid before my eyes as I was working in the yard.

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Tiger Swallowtails and Sweet Bay Magnolia

Sweet Bay Magnolia and Tiger Swallowtails

If you don’t want to plant a gigantic tulip tree to attract Tiger Swallowtails, consider the smaller Sweet Bay Magnolia. You can keep it trimmed down to a manageable size to be able to find the larvae.
It also appears to be a host plant for Giant Swallowtails.

Sweet Bay Magnolia


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