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    09 / 24 / 2013

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


  • stone Master Identifier 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 9:24am

  • Wildflower154 Master Identifier 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 4:25pm

  • bullfroghollow Master Identifier says:

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

    September 25th, 2013 at 9:22am

  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

    Sure looks like the monarch butterfly caterpillar to me. They do love parsley. Check out this site.

    September 24th, 2013 at 7:21pm

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