black caterpillar with white band (Black swallowtail caterpillar )
about 1" long, black with small 'spikes', orange dots and a white band around its middle. It was found as it happily stripped a parsley plant growing in a container in December in southern Florida. I think one of its friends was also eating a young pepper plant but I didn't see it or catch it. I only saw the results. Thanks, Moni!