Jul 30, 2009

Swallowtail Caterpillar

Isn't he gorgeous? I found this very fat Black Swallowtail Caterpillar in my parsley this morning.
It is also known as a "parsley caterpillar" as it survives on plants in the parsley family.

I suppose he is going to eat all my parsley,
but I just hate to move him!


H.E.Eigler said...

He IS gorgeous! I wouldn't have the heart to take him away from his meal either :)

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

You're a woman after my own heart! I planted a pipe vine in my backyard this year to get more swallowtail action. I also added more milkweeds for the monarch caterpillars. My son loves seeing them.

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