A caterpilla eating my parsley

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Date Photo Taken: 09/24/2013
Location: Dacula, GA
Posted By: lprutsman


What is this caterpilla…..I don’t want to smush it if it is a future butterfly…


  1. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    Sure looks like the monarch butterfly caterpillar to me. They do love parsley. Check out this site. http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/

    September 24th, 2013 at 7:35 pm
  2. bullfroghollow Unregistered says:

    The only reason I plant parsley is for the Monarchs. Hope you didn’t smush it

    September 25th, 2013 at 9:21 am
  3. Wildflower154 Flower Fanatic says:

    A bit blurred and there are many that look similar but I’d say it is the Black Swallowtail caterpillar. I had some on my parsley this early summer also and put some of the parsley and the caterpillars in the multh bin. Swallowtail everywhere . . . nice.

    September 25th, 2013 at 4:53 pm
  4. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Monarchs use milkweeds…
    Black swallowtails use parsley, dill, fenel, carrots…
    And your black swallowtail will soon crawl off and form a chrysalis. Is there only one? Usually… There’s several.

    Butterflies have specific host plants…

    September 27th, 2013 at 9:17 am

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