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Monarch & swallowtail cats

Posted by karalynn z9 FL, Inverness, Ci (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 3, 13 at 11:38

I was finally able to get out into the garden yesterday after work without getting drenched by the rain and found that there are a lot of monarch and swallowtail catepillars in the garden. I counted at least 3 dozen swallowtail cats on the fennel and about a dozen monarchs scattered about the garden on the milkweed. The monarchs are really fat and happy this year!

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  • Posted by karalynn z9 FL, Inverness, Ci (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 3, 13 at 11:40

And the swallowtails have more then enough fennel to much on as the plants have been growing like crazy with all of this rain.

RE: Monarch & swallowtail cats

  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 4, 13 at 17:51

So cool! I wish Cathy didn't hate having cats around, I'm only allowed to have nectars.... :-(

RE: Monarch & swallowtail cats

Are there milkweeds that don't get covered in those other icky beetle type bugs? I was going to get some for my yard, but after seeing those and then after reading on google thats like their only foods source...

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