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Is anybody out there spotting butterfly caterpillars in your garden? Please share!


I planted parsley by butterfly weed, hoping to attract Monarchs. Instead, Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillars are eating the last of the parsley in our herb garden. Yesterday I spotted five, today only four (oh!) as well as one little fellow about to molt. You can see him in the pic on the left. I'm thrilled.

 

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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 2 years ago

    Eight! How wonderful. I just spotted #5 again on a sage plant. Whew! I have some nectar plants swallowtails like but have never seen bronze fennel. Will have to look that one up!

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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 2 years ago

    Oh, how wonderful! Had a monarch last year on butterfly weed but not this year. ): I'll keep hoping! Love your photo!


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