When my first swallowtail caterpillar sighting turned out to be a monarch, Samantha at Polliator Plates reminded me to go check my rue. I've grown rue in my herb garden for six years, because I love the gray fluffy foliage, but I'd not noticed carpillars feasing there. Sunday I took a closer look, and found one!
This one's definitely a swallowtail
When I returned with my camera to photograph my findings, I also found another one:
Whay does this make me so happy? I have no idea.
In other caterpillar news, Samantha has raised monarch butterflies from found eggs, and posted their progess here. Fascinating stuff!