June 23, 2013

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar by Mrs. Simpson

Sitting outside at my home this morning, I discovered this little guy munching away on parsley that I had planted last year. 
I think that it will be a Black Swallowtail Butterfly.  Did you know that the Black Swallowtail is the Oklahoma State Butterfly?  It was designated as Oklahoma's official butterfly in 1996.


  1. Yours looks more green. I wonder if it is the light in the photo, or if it is in a later instar stage?

    1. I do think that my caterpillar is more green which would make it be in the 4th instar stage. He has really been eating a lot of parsley today.