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Anise Swallowtail caterpillar

Papilio zelicaon

Description:

White, black, and yellow caterpillar about an inch long. In my veggie garden eating the fennel flower

Habitat:

Urban house veggie garden.


2 Species ID Suggestions

Old World Swallowtail
Papilio machaon Old World Swallowtail


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3 Comments

misako
misako 7 years ago

Thank you Antonio! That was an amazing discovery for me. I have two on my fennel right now!

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 7 years ago

beautiful Misako,your first spotting :)

misako
misako 7 years ago

Saarbrigger - I am going with Anise Swallowtail since it was found on a fennel plant. Thank you!

misako
Spotted by
misako

Emeryville, California, USA

Lat: 37.83, Long: -122.28

Spotted on Aug 22, 2011
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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