Hooray!!! I have more caterpillars in my parsley!
These are Eastern Swallowtail caterpillars. After the first caterpillars hatched in the rue in early summer, I didn't think I'd see any more swallowtail caterpillars and thought I'd have to wait until late summer for the monarchs. Parlsey is a biennial and I always let it go to seed so I have more plants the following year. These little caterpillars were happily munching away on the unopened flower heads. I've had a lot of swallowtails in my garden this summer and I'm hoping more caterpillar eggs are hiding in my other plants!