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Sunday, July 5, 2009
Swallowtail Cats and YES! A Chrysalis
Please bear with me as I bring you even more photos of the outdoor caterpillar hotel occupying what's left of the parsely in the veggie garden.
They are fast growing little fellows. There are more of the first stage instars and cats of all sizes but mostly older ones now. Hopefully they are not going to eat their way out of food supply.
The parsley WAS looking very full and ready for dining when the eggs were first laid.
Now these big fellows are eating stems and all.
I find myself walking over to the veggie garden several times a day to check on all the babies.
Every single time they are doing the same thing.
Eating or sleeping. And the birds haven't found them... yay.
I marvel at their tenacity and rythmic ways. And finally I've spotted a brown chrysalis.
... and a green one, too.