Black Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar, Eastern (Papilio polyxenes)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Black Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar, Eastern (Papilio polyxenes)

larval hosts: plants in the carrot family (Apiaceae) including parsley (Petroselinium crispum), dill (Anthum graveolens), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), mock bishop’s weed (Ptilimnium capillaceum)

In my yard they use Florida Native Plant WATER COWBANE (Tiedemannia filiformis) and this guy is shown eating that.

Despite having mock bishop’s weed in my yard, I have never seen this species use it.

Learn: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completebutterflydata.asp?id=1

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