Status in Nova Scotia
Locally common, sometimes abundant in suitable areas.
Two overlapping broods: first brood late May to late August; second brood mid-July to mid-September.
Open areas such as damp meadows, gardens, marshland.
Feeds on members of the family Umbelliferae
, including cultivated plants such as Carrot, Parsley, Celery, Dill and many wild species such as Queen Anne's Lace.
Similar Species in Nova Scotia
The only similar species in our area is the Short-tailed Swallowtail
, which has only been recorded a few times in the last fifty years.