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Black Swallowtail (female)

Papilo polyxenes


female black swallowtail butterfly. This photo was taken as the buttefly was emerging from its chrysalis. My daughter and I captured the caterpillar in our garden and kept it fed until it went into the chrysalis. We were lucky enough to be able to watch it emerge. Beautiful!!


caterpillar was found on parsley in our garden


For pictures of this butterfly in its larval stage, see my post:

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1 Comment

ceherzog 9 years ago

That is such a wonderful experience to have with your daughter. Beautiful pictures.

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Dayton, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2011
Submitted on Jul 29, 2011

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