Found on a tomato. Apparently there's a black larva variant in addition to the more usual green?
Devouring some fennel
Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Black Swallowtail on Lantana at Watterworth Park
I brought several caterpillars inside to raise. This I'll be number 7 to release.
Young larvae feeding on bronze fennel.
Male Black Swallowtail Butterfly
On Zizea aurea in the welcome Garden
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...