July 6, 2010
This caterpillar has been nibbling my parsley. That’s actually a good thing because I planted it in hopes of attracting Black Swallowtail Larvae. The question is, is that what I have here? I have not found a photo that’s exactly like this guy. The blue doesn’t seem correct for a Black Swallowtail. What do you think?
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Congratulations. Your efforts to plant parsley to attract Black Swallowtail Caterpillars has been successful. Your caterpillar is in fact a Black Swallowtail.