Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar
The other day when I made my morning rounds of my gardens I spied this little guy munching away on my dill plants. It's a Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillar. I only have two dill plants, because I have a small herb garden. My dilemma, do I leave him alone or do I remove him. The only thing these caterpillars eat are dill, fennel, parsley and rue. Well out of those I only have dill. So when I found that out moving him wasn't an option anymore. My friend said I should leave him and she would let me have any dill seeds I want. So I decided to just enjoy watching him eat my dill and grow. Maybe I will even see him when he becomes a beautiful butterfly!!!