Subject: What are these?
Location: Elwood, IL
July 13, 2015 6:10 am
I found these caterpillar/larva on my dill and am not able to identify them. Can you help? I have swallowtaill caterpillars on my dill and am hoping these won’t kill the caterpillars.
We are still working on this identification. The internet is filled with Black Swallowtail Caterpillars feeding on dill, but we are having problems identifying your caterpillars. They remind us of the Sophora Worm, but we cannot find any record of them feeding on dill, their diet being confined to members of the legume family. We suspect this is some species of moth, and we don’t believe you need to worry about them killing Swallowtail caterpillars.