Sunday, August 30, 2009

242: I spy...

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The eggs started hatching the day after I posted the butterfly egg photo. They were so tiny--about a mm long (millimeter, not the candy). So these have already about tripled in size in just a few days. We also found another one that's already turned green that should be big enough to make a chrysalis in less than a week. The new brood seems to like both the parsley and the fennel. I wonder if the individuals ever switch herbs? The first one I showed was always on the fennel. Here I go waxing philosophical about caterpillars. Hmmm...

How many of these little guys can you spy in the photo below?


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I think I'm going to have to make a butterfly life cycle photo book! I'm thankful for fresh herbs (for me and them!).

6 comments:

Dragon said...

I can see 4 for sure. and it like there could be 4 more, but I can't tell for sure if they are caterpillars or separations in the leaves.

Dragon said...

Fro m the reading about these caterpillars they like to eat, Fennel, Parsley, and Dill. So I'm going go plant some in my butterfly garden.

Afreaka said...

Me, too!!!

Such amazing photos. You definitely need to make a book.

the dahle family said...

I think I see 4 brown ones and one green one for a total of five. You definitely need to make a book with your amazing photos!

Dragon said...

So how many are there?

Chickadee said...

Who knows? I only see 3 brown ones. In real life we have at least 20.