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Eastern Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes

Description:

A farmer friend of mine collected caterpillars from his dill crop for me to raise in the butterfly cage at school. Pics show the dorsal & ventral sides of newly emerged butterflies...also 2 shots of chrysalids of the same species showing differing color forms.

Habitat:

Agricultural organic farm: caterpillars found on dill plants.

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5 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Wonderful series..!!

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Thanks Mayra

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Beautiful!!!

KatCuff
KatCuff 10 years ago

Great series!

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Thanks Arklooker! I agree.

ceherzog
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ceherzog

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 25, 2012
Submitted on Jan 25, 2012

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