New friends in the garden

14 May

We have some new friends in the garden this week- swallowtail caterpillars on our bronze fennel.  These little guys start out small .  Here is one at the First Instar stage of its life. 

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It will continually shed it’s skin to continue growing and making room for the next stage of growth.  Here is another as a full grown caterpillar. 

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Gorgeous colors and they are just eating machines.  We will keep a look out for chrysalis.

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