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Black swallowtail chrysalis 

Time to clean the veggie yard. This dude was sheltering underneath the dead cucumber vines. It’s probably Papilio polyxenes. You can call it a black swallowtail if it’s an adult, or a parsley worm if it’s a larva.  Apparently the color of … Continue reading

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Orange horny bug

Papilio polyxenes, eastern black swallowtail caterpillar, found in the herbs, four of which are decimating the parsley. No worries, there’s enough parsley to share. And since they are freeloading parsley eaters, taking a short film where they get poked is not unwarranted. That orange … Continue reading

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