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Anise Swallowtail Butterfly first instar caterpiller

Papilio zelicaon


Spotted this tiny (8mm) Anise Swallowtail Butterfly first instar caterpiller eating fennel blossoms in my veggie garden. I have never seen an Anise Swallowtail Butterfly in my garden. It is nice to know that a butterfly did visit and lay her eggs on the fennel plant. I am planting more fennel, dill, and parsley in hopes of luring more butterflies to my garden.


Urban veggie garden.

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Emeryville, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 16, 2011
Submitted on Sep 26, 2011

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