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They Are Eating My Herbs!

March 21st, 2014 1 Comment

Fennel Stripped to the Stems Last spring, I wrote about finding my parsley patch stripped down to the stems overnight by a bunch of colorful caterpillars. Black Swallowtail Caterpillars They were Black Swallowtail caterpillars, and they had voracious appetites. They are back and chowing down on my garden. Last week, they stripped the fennel plants […]

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Black Swallowtail Butterfly Is Back

August 4th, 2013 No Comments

Back for a Visit Not too long ago, I wrote about a pair of caterpillars that had taken up residence in the parsley section in my herb garden. They made chrysalises and, eventually, became beautiful Black Swallowtail butterflies. Last week, one of them was back visiting the old neighborhood. Black Swallowtail Butterfly More Caterpillars??? I […]

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Black Swallowtail Butterfly

July 21st, 2013 No Comments

Caterpillar Issues If you remember, I wrote about what I thought were¬† Monarch caterpillars eating my parsley. Black Swallowtail Caterpillar It turned out that they were Black Swallowtail caterpillars. They look very much like Monarchs… same size and color, but the striping is slightly different. Cocoon Shortly after I discovered the caterpillars, I found a¬†chrysalis […]

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