Our timing was perfect! We were outside on the front porch early last evening and this is what we saw emerging from one of the cocoons that had attached to a patio plant.
This is the same caterpillar that I wrote about on our parsley plant. He climbed over to the pot next to the parsley to make his cocoon. His cocoon was green and he is an Eastern Black Swallowtail.
We still have an other cocoon that is on the same plant, that is brown. I know it's another swallowtail butterfly, but I don't know what color it will be.
According to my research, the cocoon colors can be different for the same butterflies, so we will have to wait and see. I wonder if we will as lucky with our timing to catch a photo before the next one flies away?