This week we’re hunting for Starts with I, Week’s Favorite, and Pink.
“I” is for instar. This is the first-stage caterpillar from the egg of a Black Swallowtail Butterfly.
I see a huge gap between the first and second photos. Please scroll down to see #2-3. Thanks!
Week’s Favorite: Black Swallowtail chrysalis
If you look closely, you can see the delicate web “girdle” attaching it to the stem. I witnessed a Northern Cardinal snacking on a large caterpillar, so I put a few in an aquarium in the kitchen to preserve some butterflies.
Pink: Our Encore Azalea is blooming