Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1144685

Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes

Observation date: August 26, 2017
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed a "party on the parsley" at the garden center I work at on this day—about eight Black Swallowtail caterpillars (you can see six in the photo) were feeding on just this one parsley plant. (And we left them there!) Average Size: About 2" in length, all seemed to be similar in size and stage of development. Weather: 82 degrees, 57% humidity
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 03, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Douglas County, United States, Kansas