A Black Swallowtail (Instar) Caterpillar making more use of my Parsley Plants than me. Early instars have a cream saddle and branched spines.
Parsley Plants... in my Herb Garden
According to Glorious-Butterfly.com, http://www.glorious-butterfly.com/black-..., "The Black Swallowtail Caterpillar changes dramatically in appearance as it develops. After it hatches, it is a tiny black caterpillar with a white spot. It is suppose to look like a bird dropping to divert its predators."
Lat: 42.31, Long: -83.46
Spotted on Aug 22, 2016
Submitted on Feb 7, 2017