Thursday, October 3, 2013

Autumn Brings Caterpillars

During the summer we had a plague of some variety of Swallowtail Caterpillars.
Remember These?  Click here.

They are no longer crawling all over the ground.  They have long since disappeared.

Now we have discovered several Black Swallowtail Caterpillars gathering on our dill plant.
Dill


A few Black Swallowtail Caterpillars have decided to make this dill their home, living there for a few weeks now.  There are about seven of them about 2 1/2" long.  They are a lot bigger than the ones during the summer.



They are interesting to watch.  Will they pupate on this dill plant?  Will we see beautiful Black Swallowtails emerge?  Only time will tell.



But wait there is more....

What is big and green and Big and Green?
This!

Big and Green!

Luna Caterpillar
This little fellow is about 4" long and about 3/4" in diameter.  Wow!  That is one BIG little fellow!!

He found his way to our back patio.  Maybe will we see a beautiful Luna Moth one day.



1 comment:

  1. whoa...we bet thiz dood iz veree brite when heeez through !!!

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