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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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Mysterious Caterpillar

May 18th, 2013 4 Comments

What Kind of Caterpillar? This morning, my neighbor and gardening partner, Jacqie, was inspecting the garden. He came across a caterpillar I had never seen before. It was chewing through our patch of parsley. Black Swallowtail Caterpillar Black Swallowtail Caterpillar  It was about an inch and a half long and beautiful to look at, and […]

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Preying Mantises Hatched!

April 29th, 2013 No Comments

Waiting and Watching When faced with aphids and insects munching the veggies in my garden, I resorted to mail order insect eliminators… ladybugs and preying mantises. Preying Mantis Hatching from Egg Sac There were two egg sacs in the package I ordered. I hung one in the window at my son’s house, so my grandson […]

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