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Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes asterius

Description:

Black caterpillar with yellow stripes going lengthwise along the body and white & black stripes going sideways along body.

Habitat:

Found on parsley planted in our school's garden in Northern VA.

Notes:

My coworker and her class will observe this caterpillar and then will release it into the wild once it turns into a butterfly.

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PamG

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 10, 2013
Submitted on Sep 12, 2013

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