The buffet is open

This little fellow, I am pretty sure, is Papilio polyxenes, the Black Swallowtail butterfly larva. k Swallowtail

caterpillar on rue 2

He’s feasting on rue,  Ruta graveolens. I grow lots of it in my garden because it is a favorite food source of these breathtaking insects.

Learn more at ButterfliesandMoths.org.

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