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Post  Amethyst42 on 7/3/2013, 7:22 pm

Is this a swallowtail caterpillar? If so, are they very harmful? If they are, I'll pick them them off. We don't have a lot of them up here, so if they aren't, I'll let them be!

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Post  camprn on 7/3/2013, 7:26 pm

Lucky you! Yes it is and yes it will appear to eat quite a bit of foliage, but the plant will make more.

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Post  Amethyst42 on 7/3/2013, 7:48 pm

Thanks Camprn! Since there's only two, I'll let 'em be, and hopefully be able to catch a glimpse of that beauty before it flies away.
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Post  camprn on 7/3/2013, 8:01 pm

I think it's a black swallowtail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papilio_polyxenes

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Post  landarch on 7/3/2013, 10:18 pm

Very nice...they love carrots, parsley, dill, and fennel...kinda bummed that non have shown up on my plants yet this year.
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Post  walshevak on 7/4/2013, 10:19 am

I saw a black butterfly on my parsley yesterday.  Since I had just read this thread, I'm expecting caterpillars after a bit.  It was on the parsley bloom.

Can I capture them so the don't decimate my dill and parsley?  And will they eat anything else if I do?

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Post  llama momma on 7/4/2013, 10:21 am

Really?? Those were good catapillars??  I didn't know and put them in the bird feeder. Shocked


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Post  camprn on 7/4/2013, 10:22 am

Now you know LM. What a Face I believe it's always worth looking up a species before it's destroyed.

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Post  camprn on 7/4/2013, 10:24 am

@walshevak wrote:I saw a black butterfly on my parsley yesterday.  Since I had just read this thread, I'm expecting caterpillars after a bit.  It was on the parsley bloom.

Can I capture them so the don't decimate my dill and parsley?  And will they eat anything else if I do?

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They won't really decimate your plants. They will defoliate them a bit, but then the plant will put out more foliage, making it stronger.

I always plant or allow to grow renegade dill, just for these lovely creatures. I love them.I love you

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Post  camprn on 7/4/2013, 7:31 pm

I just found one in my garden too! If you gently poke at the hind end it will put up it's little horns.

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