Say hello to my little friend(s)

For a few days this past week, we’ve had some newcomers loitering in the geraniums, munching on some rabid parsley that had grown there from an adjacent miniature pot. So, I called Kim over to check ’em out, she’s never seen anything like it here in Rosenberg. She did a quick Google search and discovered they’re caterpillars that will develop into swallowtail butterflies.
Swallowtail caterpillars. Everywhere. I counted (and highlighted) five.
Swallowtail caterpillars. Everywhere. I counted (and highlighted) six.

Here are the links Kim found:

Munch, munch, munch. This one was the biggest.
Munch, munch, munch. This one was the biggest.

But our friends didn’t stick around for long. By Monday, they had checked out, leaving destruction in their wake. Where did they go? Kim thinks the mockingbirds got them. Maybe the frog who lives in my shoe gobbled them. Maybe, they wandered elsewhere. But nothing else on the porch has been eaten like they left the parsley.

The parsley is gone.
The parsley is gone.

Wherever you are, you cuddly fat lepidopteras, here’s hoping you return one day in a much more attractive form.

King of the world
King of the world

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