This egg was on a parsley plant next to a gardenia plant where I photographed the black swallowtail and where I later saw black swallowtail cats.
Cat on parsley
This early instar larva of Black Swallowtail was feeding on the flower heads of the endemic Cutleaf Daucosma, Daucosma laciniatum (Apiaceae), in the Post Oak Creek watershed of Balcones Canyonlands NWR.
Hidalgo County, Texas, US
The (Eastern) Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), also called the American Swallowtail or Parsnip Swallowtail, is a butterfly found throughout much of North America. It is the state butterfly of Oklahoma. An extremely similar-appearing species, Papilio joanae, occurs in the Ozark Mountains region, but it appears to be closely related to Papilio machaon, rather than P. polyxenes. The species is named after the figure in Greek mythology, Polyxena (pron.: /pəˈlɪksɨnə/; Greek: Πολυξένη), who was the youngest daughter...