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Black caterpillar with yellow spots, white around bottom near feet - Papilio polyxenes

Black caterpillar with yellow spots, white around bottom near feet - Papilio polyxenes
VIrginia Beach, Virginia, USA
October 14, 2019
Size: 1 inch long
With a brood of black swallowtail caterpillars on a rue plant

Moved to Papilio polyxenes asterius
Moved from ID Request.

Black Swallowtail?
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Black Swallowtail?
Interesting. I didn’t realize their coloring could vary that much. There are 2 black ones on the plant. The rest of the brood that hatched are standard green with yellow, white & black - about 15 cats total.

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