Ever wonder how you find a Black Swallowtail chrysalis? Typically caterpillars do not pupate on their host plant.
2 Tips For Finding Black Swallowtail Chrysalises
To find the chrysalis you will need to:
- Follow the caterpillar to see where it attaches itself.
- Go on a treasure hunt to find the chrysalis – without a map!
Chrysalises Can Be Different Colors
Depending on what the caterpillar attaches to, the Black Swallowtail chrysalis will camouflage itself to its surroundings. See photos of two different colored chrysalises we found.
Where We Found A Black Swallowtail Chrysalis
A Black Swallowtail caterpillar fed on our parsley plant on one side of the house – then traveled all the way around the other side of the house to transform into a chrysalis. Watch the video to see where we found the chrysalis.