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Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Uses a variety of herbs in the carrot family (Apiaceae), such as Dill, Parsley, Parsnip, Carrot, Fennel, etc.

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Black Swallowtail Caterpillar Stages

The Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) caterpillar undergoes a series of developmental stages, much like other butterflies. This process is known as metamorphosis, and for butterflies, it encompasses four primary stages: 1. Egg The life of a Black Swallowtail begins as a tiny, spherical, cream-colored egg. The female butterfly usually lays […]