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Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Papilio polyxenes

Description:

The pupae may be green or brown, but not depending on surroundings or the background on which they have pupated. The color of the chrysalis is determined by a local genetic balance that ensures the majority of pupae will blend in.[9] Note that a section of the green pupae will turns a much darker green at the very end of the pupae stage. This color change occurs a few hours to a full day before hatching.[9]

Habitat:

it was living in my garden on a dill plant

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2 Comments

Scott s
Scott s 6 years ago

?

SamanAnsari
SamanAnsari 7 years ago

Nothing like it!!

Scott s
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Scott s

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 13, 2014
Submitted on Aug 13, 2014

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