Watch My Food Grow ~ A South Florida Raised Vegetable Garden

Florida Backyard Raised Vegetable Garden

Black Swallowtail Butterfly Is Back

August 4th, 2013 by Lila Steinhoff

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 Moth Black Swallowtail Butterfly

More Caterpillars???

I deduced that it must be a she from her activities in the parsley.

Black Swallowtail moth in parsley

Black Swallowtail in Parsley

She fluttered in and out of the parsley, pausing in a stationary, fast-winged flutter in several areas of the parsley patch. I am guessing she must have been laying eggs. Guess I’ll have to start looking for caterpillars, again.

Black Swallowtail MothBlack Swallowtail Moth

I’m not crazy about caterpillars in my tomatoes, but I don’t mind sharing my parsley with such beautiful creatures… both the caterpillars and the butterflies.

You can click on any of the pictures to make them larger.

Tags:   · · · · No Comments

Leave a Comment

0 responses so far ↓

There are no comments yet...Kick things off by filling out the form below.