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Series B, Week 27

Series B, Week 27


Your Art Class and the Black Swallowtail


The Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly is also referred to as the American Swallowtail, Parsnip Swallowtail, Black Swallowtail, Papilio Polyxenes, and the July Butterfly. Besides the incredible metamorphosis that all butterflies go through, the black swallowtail also undergoes changes as a caterpillar. It starts out as tiny black caterpillar, then sheds its skin as it grows into a larger caterpillar with pretty striped markings and emits a bad odor called osmeterium, when threatened. July people are patient and defends themselves just like the black swallowtail. Your Art Class can help the July butterfly to emerge.

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