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Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes

Habitat:

Caterpillar found eating bronze fennel.

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7 Comments

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 8 years ago

iLike!!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Lovely spotting.

textless
textless 8 years ago

Beautiful photos!

lynne.warren
lynne.warren 8 years ago

they start out dark and become green as they get bigger. Here's a link to a guide that shows the various stages:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/33939

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

Isn't that the dark form, I thought they are usually green.

lynne.warren
lynne.warren 8 years ago

thanks, I was so excited when I spotted it! Just when I thought the season was over....

dungeonmasterShu
dungeonmasterShu 8 years ago

stunning

lynne.warren
Spotted by
lynne.warren

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Oct 22, 2011
Submitted on Oct 22, 2011

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