All Change

Two days ago, the little Swallowtail caterpillar looked like bird droppings … but now it has it’s ‘Second Coat’  which it will wear until it has fattened up and then pupates. I brought the lemon tree seedling inside and it sits on my desk. I’ll  soon confine the caterpillar to a large enclosed plastic bottle … More All Change

Cat? er … pillar.

  Citrus Swallowtail Caterpillar. He is currently living in a  large 5ltr bottle on my desk, safe and sound and away from any potential predators. I’m not sure when he will pupate but when he does there will be photos.   Ark

It Fluttered by

  Citrus Swallowtail. I spotted it through the shed door (yesterday) and managed a single shot before it was over the back wall and gone! And I noticed this on  a fresh leaf of the Lemon Tree by the pond this morning –  first laval stage of the Swallowtail. It looks like bird  poop for … More It Fluttered by