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Swallowtail. Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly. Gainesville, Florida. 2013.
This is what those hungry caterpillars from yesterday's photo will turn into. It's been a good year for the butterflies. We have a big crop of the caterpillar host plant, Pipevine, in the yard. I see the spiny caterpillars on every patch of the vine and newly emerged adult butterflies are swarming the yard, looking for nectar and places to lay their eggs. The circle of life goes on!