Florida: Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar (blue background)

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar (blue background)

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar (white background)

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar (white background)

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar  Face

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar
Face

Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Pink Zinnia Flower

Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Pink Zinnia Flower

We were so happy to find black swallowtail caterpillars in our flower bed last weekend.  We knew caterpillars are very hungry, so we went out and bought more fennel plants for them to eat.  They are growing fast, and will soon turn into beautiful butterflies!

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

16 Responses to Florida: Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

  1. How many quiver with indignation at the sight of a caterpillar, fearing for their perennials and forgetting the butterfly? Not you! Nice photos.

    • Pam says:

      Thank you! What we do out is run to the nursery and buy 4 more big fennel plants and cheer! Love butterflies in the garden. 🙂

  2. Very lovely photos of a very lovely caterpillar.

  3. lauramacky says:

    I adore how you’ve processed these!

  4. elisa ruland says:

    Oh how I wish you would publish all of your photographs in a book so I could place it on my coffee table. These shots are exquisite..the colors are wonderful!!

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