Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Anise Swallowtail Caterpillar Preparing to Pupate

Papilio zelicaon


One of the Anise Swallowtail Caterpillars on the fennel plant in my garden is preparing to pupate! I saw it purge loose stool then proceed to wander all over the fennel plants for about 2 hours. It finally positioned itself on an old fennel stalk at 6:33pm. I do not know when it will make a silken sling/harness. I will find out in the morning! Here is the first spotting of this caterpillar on May 15:


Urban house vegetable garden.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Spotted by

Emeryville, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 1, 2012
Submitted on Jun 2, 2012

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team