Thursday, June 9, 2011

More on Rue...

You are probably weary of reading about the giant swallowtail caterpillars on my rue, but --!!  It's shocking to me how many there are, and how fast they are growing, and, well.... how unattractive they are.  That's terrible to say, isn't it?  I'm just gonna say -- they look like bird poop to me!  They do turn into beautiful butterflies, though.

I'm also still just sort of amazed at how true to form it is that this plant is a host for the swallowtail.  I seriously didn't have it in my yard more than a couple of days and there were eggs on it.  Just sort of blows my mind.

How many can you see?  I counted 8.

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