During work today, my supervisor and I found ten Swallowtail Caterpillars on some celery seedlings inside of Allandale Farm’s large glass greenhouse. We placed them upon one of celery’s cousins, Angelica archangelica outdoors in the sunshine (A.K.A.: garden angelica, wild celery, and Norwegian angelica). 🙂 Not long after we placed them on the plant, did they begin munch-munching away at the flowers.
I believe they are on their last instar before turning into chrysalises. I have not seen Black Ridge Butterfly caterpillars in person before. 😀 One day, it would be nice to experience the sight of Black Ridge caterpillars emerging from their eggs, for the first time. 😀