Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillars May Make It



It looks like the Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillars will survive and won’t run out of food.  They found almost every small piece of Pipevine (Fimbriata type) and I only see one of them still eating.  I found 3 of them near the roof of the house.  Two of them already converted to Chrysalis, and the other should turn tomorrow.

Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar Eating Stem

Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar Eating Stem

I’m going to guess I may not see too many more Pipevine Swallowtail at least for a little while since my Host sources are so low.  I guess they could fly by for some of the nectar plants.

Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar Looking Large

Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar Looking Large

Ana Goncalves - Wow, I’ve never seen a caterpillar so lively before. They are amazing! :) I wonder whether there is any in the UK? Do they hang around in hotter regions or milder ones?June 9, 2010 – 1:10 pm

ArtemisCadeau - Wow, what a gorgeous caterpillar!
I loooove your blog. What a beautiful layout it has. I think I might start following this blog, it’s very interesting.

From your swap-bot partner, ArtemisCadeau.June 12, 2010 – 12:01 pm

JOHN BURTON - Pretty neat. Could you show a picture of their chrysalis?
Thanks.June 14, 2010 – 9:29 am

texdr - Hey John

Let me see if I can get a good picture of them tomorrow. Three of them formed a Chrysalis on the edge of the house which makes a terrible background, but I’ll see what I can doJune 14, 2010 – 9:30 pm

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