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Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Papilio polyxenes

Description:

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

Habitat:

widespread throughout North America

Notes:

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

Reference

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