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Black Swallowtail-Female
19-JUL-2007 Click pic to return to gallery

Black Swallowtail-Female

Papilio polyxenes


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Hello 23-Jun-2014 01:09
I read an article that says to put sticks around the caterpillar's home plant for it to make its chrysalis on. I tried that and it seems to be working.
Mark M 12-Sep-2013 03:47
Hello. These are great pictures, but this last one is not a black swallowtail. It is a Tiger Swallowtail in its 'dark phase". In the photo before this of the black swallowtail, notice the shape of the yellow spots!
Thanks - mark
Jenny Konek 29-Aug-2013 21:21
We just found 3 caterpillars in the last larvae stage!!! My family is looking forward to observing them!!! This was very helpful for us! Thank you! God's creation is wonderful!!!
Cindy 23-Oct-2011 10:44
Great site! Thanks for the information. Answered my questions.
Shannon 07-Sep-2011 00:36
I had many of these caterpillars on my parsley and when it came down to the last one, I took him in. "He" came out of his cocoon today, and SHE is gorgeous, thanks for this website, it helped me a lot.
Ashley Hockenberry08-Jun-2010 01:11
A+
Dee 21-Sep-2009 01:39
I have been looking at this series of the Black Swallowtail for a few days, as I recently found 3 caterpillars in my yard, two that are ready to make the chysalis, and one who is still at the first instar state. Your photos have helped me immensely.
Wonderful photos, beautifully captured, a joy to see. Thank you.
Ashley Hockenberry04-Jul-2008 22:42
Great capture and colors
Vivian Beks24-Jul-2007 10:57
Gorgeous!!! My compliments!!!