A few days back I noticed a brightly colored caterpillar eating the dill in my garden. It turned out there were two of them. A little research identified them as swallowtail butterfly larvae. They grew up fast, in less than a week. They have already left the garden to weave their chrysalis in an unknown location. I chose not to kill them, everyone likes swallowtail butterflies, and the impact to the dill was minimal. My hospitality to caterpillars ends with tomato hornworms.
|These guys could eat fast and were fairly entertaining to watch.|