Monday, August 2, 2010

More caterpillars!!

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!


  1. I was so excited to see a second batch of caterpillars!! I feel blessed! Curly parsley and rue are the favorites of the swallowtails that come to my garden. When I lived in South Carolina, the Anise Swallowtails devoured my fennel.

  2. Hey Tammy, I like the new layout! I saw a swallowtail in my phlox today. Cool beans.

  3. Thanks!! I need the butterflies in my garden to fly in slow motion so I can take more pix of them!! They are fast - I am slow. Bad combination!! I'm going to post more pix of the caterpillars tomorrow. They already look different!


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