21 May 2010

bugs: Caterpillars

There are lots of caterpillars munching away in the garden these days, and here I tried to capture just a few.

This one is resting on the lavender. Hard to tell, but it has a bluish hue on all those hairs. Given its furriness, I'm guessing its a moth of some kind.

This looks like it might be a sphinx moth (Sphingidae) of some kind eating on the lemon verbena, given its horn-like structure on the rear.

Something fuzzy munching on my beans

And of course the black swallowtails. This one is on my fennel, but there were tons on the dill and the parsley too. Most have wandered off to make themselves into butterflies. This is the lone soldier right now. But they'll be back...

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