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black swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes

Description:

Green w/ black stripes and black dots

Habitat:

Terrestrial Forest

Notes:

Eats Parsley

2 Species ID Suggestions

black swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes
RyanForino
RyanForino 9 years ago
Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar
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7 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

Moved to Arthropods

annorion
annorion 9 years ago

Neat spotting, hopefully you can catch a shot of the butterflies too! O and the category can be updated to arthropods.

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

That's just the plant momma happened to lay the eggs on. I like flat parsley better for cooking.

stephaniebug75
stephaniebug75 9 years ago

Yes! Interestingly, they only munched the triple-curled not the flat leaf parsley!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Yes Black Swallowtail is correct...you must have pulled them off the parsley plant in the background...one of their host plants. If any are small you might want to put them back on the parsley....share your hers with a caterpillar!:-)

Marc-ValMouery
Marc-ValMouery 9 years ago

No, not a Monarch Caterpillar. Monarch Caterpillars only eat milkweed. These are Black Swallowtails. The caterpillars are in their 4th in-star...meaning they are now full grown and will be looking for a place to spin up soon. How exciting.

fenystar
fenystar 9 years ago

Cool

stephaniebug75
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stephaniebug75

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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