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More caterpillars in the yard

The count of pipevine swallowtail butterfly caterpillars that I have gathered in the yard is up to 18. Several in the rearing cage are approaching maximum size РI expect to see them transform to chrysalis  soon. Share this:FacebookEmailPrint

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5/7/2011: More caterpillars – and eggs too!

Wandering the yard I found a few more pipevine swallowtail caterpillars of medium size bringing the count of live “piggles” that we have found in the yard to 15. These beasties are happily munching away in one of our rearing … Continue reading

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4/28/2011: twelve caterpillars found on mother plant

In spite of poor weather, and no pipevine swallotails visible in the yard, some female stopped by to lay eggs a few weeks ago. I was surprised one morning to see a cluster of small caterpillars on our main mother … Continue reading

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