Black Swallowtail Butterfly

The Caterpillar


We found this caterpillar devouring a dill plant in our garden.
The female Black Swallowtail deposited her eggs on the plant.
At this stage the caterpillar’s only function is to eat as much as possible.

The Chrysalis


Comfortably enclosed in it’s Chrysalis the caterpillar is morphing into a beautiful Black Swallowtail.

Female Black Swallowtail


After two weeks enclosed in it’s Chrysalis, the female Black Swallowtail has emerged.

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