A Caterpillar


This is the larva of a Black Swallowtail Butterfly.



The larvae were found on a Bishop’s Flower.


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


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


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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