Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1259524

Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes

Observation date: June 26, 2020
Submitted by: Morgancrutcher
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on dill plant, raised on fennel. 12 total caterpillars raised in screened porch due to wasp predation. One cat died, six stayed on plant as chrysalis, 3 wandered in three different direction to chrysalis, two went missing. First chrysalis observed 7/2. As of 7/11 four have emerged from chrysalis. One male three female. Didn’t get picture of male. He came out first.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 19, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.