A Caterpillar

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This is the larva of a Black Swallowtail Butterfly.

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The larvae were found on a Bishop’s Flower.

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This one is munching on the flowers after eating most of the leaves.

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The larvae prefer to eat members of the parsley family and are sometimes called “parsley-worms”.

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The top of the chrysalis is anchored  by two silken threads.  Truly amazing.


2 Comments on “A Caterpillar”

  1. lyrian says:

    I would have thought that chrysalis was a curling leaf. I must look closer when I garden! Love your pix!


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