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Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Papilio polyxenes

Description:

When you try to pick them up or poke them they have orange antennas and they stink more then anything.

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8 Comments

AdamBrown
AdamBrown 8 years ago

Nice find Kali!

kalibug
kalibug 8 years ago

Thank you, CherryBarb84 :)

kalibug
kalibug 8 years ago

It might be. That first and last picture are earlier instars of the same caterpillar. It outgrows its spikes. That's why I'm thinking Black Swallowtail? But I'm not sure.

CherryBarb84
CherryBarb84 8 years ago

Yes, that is a swallowtail.

kalibug
kalibug 8 years ago

It's dill.

CherryBarb84
CherryBarb84 8 years ago

What plant is that?

CherryBarb84
CherryBarb84 8 years ago

I don't think so.

kalibug
Spotted by
kalibug

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 1, 2012
Submitted on May 29, 2012

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