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Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Papilio polyxenes

Description:

Baby caterpillar! My new pet. He didn't seem to like the dill so I put him in my tomatoes. I don't think he will eat much.

Habitat:

My dill plants.

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3 Comments

MelissaZ
MelissaZ 8 years ago

Oh I will move him! I gave him a chunk of dill also.

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

Black Swallowtail caterpillars feed on plants in the carrot family like carrots, dill and parsley.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Was this caterpillar originally found on the dill? If so, that is its host plant and tomato will not work.

MelissaZ
Spotted by
MelissaZ

Schaumburg, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Aug 6, 2013
Submitted on Aug 6, 2013

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