Sunday, June 28, 2009

Caterpillars, and plants that look like them

These swallowtail caterpillars are the offspring of the one in my last post.
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If you look closely, you can see all sorts of mealybugs and spider mites on the fennel, ew.
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The plant got a forceful rinse with the garden hose after these shots (except for the spots where the caterpillars were).
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No bugs on the purple fountain grass.
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I took these at dusk with the setting sun hitting the fuzzy seed heads just so. The shade turned the gray sidewalk a deep blue.
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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! I've never been able to capture such a dramatic photo of my purple fountain grass, but I sure do love it and its hardiness.

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  2. You know they never tell you that a host plant for the butterflies usually are host plants for other less beautiful critters. Love the photos!

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