Tag Archives: Papilio polyxenes

09.09.2022 Beauty on a Parsley Sprig

We grow some parsley in a long rectangular pot alongside my small cactus collection on a table in the yard. It’s been a few years since we had these larvae but yesterday I found this one and it’s still munching … Continue reading

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08.06.2015 Giving it up for future butterflies

Mary Beth noticed these on her potted parsley plants while hanging the laundry the other day.¬† Two instars (metamorphic stages) of Black Swallowtail caterpillars- Papilio¬†polyxenes. They are eating pretty voraciously so I purchased four more plants and stuck them into … Continue reading


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