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Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

(Becky) in Sebastian, FL(Zone 10a)

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Caistor, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

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(Becky) in Sebastian, FL(Zone 10a)

Mark,

They are actually very handsome looking cats when they are in their last instar. I love them and the Monarch cats as well!You learn to see the beauty in nature even in caterpillars when you raise and release them! :-)

Caistor, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

You raise them??????????????????? wow..........
I didnt know that!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh believe me i do see the beauty in nature.................... i always have done!!!!!!!

Amarillo, TX

Thanks for your images. My wife and I have photo'd several of these butterflies in the past. This year we gave them more food plants. I have tried to photo these very cats with minimal success. Thanks for helping me identify them and see them more clearly.

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