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Swallowtail Caterpillar - Papilio polyxenes

Swallowtail Caterpillar - Papilio polyxenes
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
August 16, 2005
Life cycle series:



Moved from Black Swallowtail.

Is that a freshly shed skin?
We know you say plant names are not a strength for you. Do you have an image of the plant these were on?

that's a freshly shed skin and it was on parsley.

Ah, so these are
Papilio polyxenes also. Sorry we hadn't realized that you were saying all the images were Black Swallowtails, even though that is exactly what you said!! Link here -

I started putting them down as Black Swallowtail and then lost my confidence thinking that there was a chance that more than one swallowtail could have laid eggs on the same plant. So, I moved them all back out to Papilio.

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