Transformation – Black Swallowtail Butterfly

 Transform – to change something dramatically, completely . . .
Nothing more needs to be said

Black Swallowtail  Papilio polyxenes Fabricius

Juvenile Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Black Swallowtail Caterpllars


Black swallowtail caterpillar on dill

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Black swallow tail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail pupa

Black Swallowtail Butterfly pupa

Black Swallowtail butterfly pupa

Swallowtail Butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly

The Male of the species  has a yellow band near the edge of his wings while the  female has a row of yellow spots and her hindwing has an iridescent blue band.

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Black Swallowtail Butterfly


10 thoughts on “Transformation – Black Swallowtail Butterfly

  1. …I’m not very fond of worms or caterpillars but I leave them alone knowing that they’ll turn into butterflies. Nice photos! (err….the butterflies of course) haha 😀

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