black swallowtail life cycle mosaic.....

From top left:
• first instar, a half inch long
• not yet green, 1.25 inches long
• starting to get green, 1.5 inches long
• almost ready to pupate, 1.75 inches long
• showing its osmeterium, which emits a unpleasant-smelling substance to ward off predators
• partial pupa
• completed pupa, a state in which it remained for nine days
• emerged, ventral view
• emerged, dorsal view.....

After the summer of 2005, I was never able to grow dill again in order to attract black swallowtails.

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