The females oviposit (lay eggs) on plants in the Apiaceae family which include Parsley, Fennel, and Dill. Can anyone identify the plant in this picture?
very small caterpillar instar of Black Swallowtail.
Found right outside battleship monument by picnic table.
Alimentándose en flores de Agapanthus
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 a figure in Greek mythology, Polyxena (pron.: /pəˈlɪksɨnə/; Greek: Πολυξένη) who was the youngest daughter...