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Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Papilio polyxenes


Caterpillar on Rue (Ruta graveolens) a common foodsource for this species.


widespread throughout North America


This species also eats plants in the Carrot family (Dill, Fennel, Parsely, etc.) and as such is a frequent sight in herb and vegetable gardens.

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Florida, USA

Lat: 28.06, Long: -82.47

Spotted on Jul 29, 2010
Submitted on Jul 29, 2010


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