Eastern black swallowtail butterfly: Egg, day 1
The eastern black swallowtail butterfly, Papilo polyxenes, lays her egg on one of the plants her caterpillars can eat — in this case, parsley. The larvae can also eat Queen Anne’s lace, carrot greens, and fennel fronds.
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