Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Butterfly in the Parsley Nursery

A Black Swallowtail butterfly dries its wings after emerging from its chrysalis (below) on our back deck in Grays Chapel, North Carolina this past weekend. My wife plants parsley especially as a host for the butterfly caterpillars. We normally hatch several each season.

Below is a swallowtail caterpillar feeding on parsley.

(photographs copyright 2009 by Dan Routh)

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