Monday, June 6, 2011

Rue and the Giant Swallowtail

I watched a Giant Swallowtail butterfly moving intermittently from leaf to leaf last week on my two Rue plants.  Now I see that she was laying eggs.  Here are a couple of photos that I took this weekend when I planted the rue plants into the ground along my walkway:

Here's what the caterpillars will look like...

Poor little guy, not the most attractive... but great camo, right??

And, finally, the butterfly:

I expect to see a lot of these -- I hope I am right.

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