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Black Swallowtail Munching On Some Parsley

I raise Monarch butterflies and have also raised Black Swallowtails, Painted Ladies, Question Marks, and other butterfly species. This Black Swallowtail cat was in our garden happily munching away on our parsley! I thought it best to bring him into a rearing cage so others in my household wouldn't be shocked to see him if they harvested any herbs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: moto x4
Copyright: © Sandy Swanson