Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar - Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, 15 September, 2007

A Web Page by Roy J. Beckemeyer - Last updated 15 Sept. 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Photos of Papilio cresphontes caterpillars on Meadow Rue in our garden.

 

We have often seen Giant Swallowtail adults flying about the rue, and have had what appeared to be freshly hatched adults through the year in our yard, but had never seen the caterpillars until now.