Black Swallowtail cats LOVE our dill

coffeehaus(7a Central VA)June 25, 2013

We had a banner crop of self-seeded dill that we have allowed to grow for all of the beneficial insects attracted to the flowers. Yesterday I noticed that we are also hosting numerous BlackSwallowtail caterpillars. Just wanted to share this photo.

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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Oh, they are beautiful! I haven't seen any activity on my fennel yet, but it's a small patch. I have fennel and parsley, but no cats yet. Hope you continue to get lots of visitors.


    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 6:59AM
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mary_littlerockar(8a-7b mid Arkansas)

As Miss Sherry would say, Congrats, Congrats!

A wonderful photo of healthy Black Swallowtail cats. I love these little guys!

Thank you so much for sharing.


    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 12:10PM
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