The Anise Swallowtail is a common butterfly of western North America. The usual range of the Anise Swallowtail extends from British Columbia, south to the Baja peninsula and other parts of Mexico. This butterfly gets it name from the fennel plant, also called wild anise, which is a common food source for the caterpillars.
Butterflies often have vivid colors and are associated with brightness and aliveness. They can teach us that growth and transformation does not have to be a traumatic experience; it can be joyous. Symbolizing metamorphosis and rebirth, butterflies inspire us to embrace change and to express ourselves without fear.
Perhaps it’s time to spread your wings and show your colorful personality!