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Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes asterius


this caterpillar has yellow stripes (black spot-like features on the yellow), white-ish stripes, and dark blue thin stripes. it has thicker black stripes near the head (this caterpillar was upside down eating). I think it's some kind of Swallowtail caterpillar, but I'm not certain.


the butterfly garden at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.


I believe it's eating dill or fennel?

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1 Comment

dotun55 6 years ago

Yes, obviously a swallowtail. Nice spotting!

Dex Bean
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Dex Bean

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 24, 2015
Submitted on May 26, 2015

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