If you remember, I wrote about what I thought were Monarch caterpillars eating my parsley.
Black Swallowtail Caterpillar
It turned out that they were Black Swallowtail caterpillars. They look very much like Monarchs… same size and color, but the striping is slightly different.
Shortly after I discovered the caterpillars, I found a chrysalis in the same parsley patch.
Black Swallowtail Chrysalis
About 10 days or two weeks later, I found the empty chrysalis. I did not see the butterfly, but today, I saw another Black Swallowtail in my yard.
The caterpillars ate a lot of my parsley, but it grows fast. I am willing to share in order to see something so beautiful.