Return to the Butterfly Garden Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Late find

Posted by caterwallin 6-PA (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 19, 12 at 16:34

I don't recall ever finding Black Swallowtail cats this late before, but I found 2 late instar and 6 small ones (only a few days old) on the rue 2 days ago. I'm assuming that they were out there when we had temps one night in the twenties, so they must be pretty resilient. Even though our temps are supposed to be in the sixties and low seventies for the next 10 days with night temps in the forties and low fifties, I brought the cats inside anyway. I hadn't even expected to find cats this late and wasn't thinking about looking for any, but I saw a big cat crawling on the ground beside the rue (I assume that it was hunting a place to pupate), so then my son and I checked the rue and found another big one and 6 small ones. I hope that we found all that were out there. Despite our having temps in the twenties recently, the rue looks fine, so I'm just going to bring it in as I need it because I think it would take a bunch of pretty hard freezes to do it in, so I'm sure I'll have a supply to feed the BST cats. If you haven't checked your plants lately, go check them and you might find some cats too.
Cathy


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Late find

'Will do, Cathy!

I can't recall finding black swallowtail cats this late either, but congrats on yours!

Sherry


 o
RE: Late find

Thanks, Sherry, and good luck to you on finding some cats.
Cathy


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Butterfly Garden Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here