Attracted to the coriander and parsley, but it is a very windy day and it took a lot of work to stay fluttering around.
Caterpillar I found in my herb garden
Very large, black and yellow butterfly
Black swallowtail that emerged after caterpillar found on parsley pupated in plastic box on back porch
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...