Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dill Caterpillar

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.

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