Category Archives: Moro Blood Orange

Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar On Orange Tree

This Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar has been really growing. Before taking the picture I touched the Caterpillar and it shot out its Osmeterium (two antennae). Shortly after I took this picture I went back so look at it, and it was gone.  Hopefully a wasp didn’t get it.

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Butterfly Status In Early April 2010

I thought I’d provide a little backyard Butterfly update. We haven’t seen any Monarch Butterflies, but we do have 9 Caterpillars from the one Monarch from Mexico.  To give the Caterpillars the best chance of success, I have quarantined them in our Butterfly Enclosure.  I did this to protect the Caterpillars from predatory wasps and […]

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Giant Swallowtail Laying Eggs And Puddling

As I mentioned in a previous post, today was the best day so far this year in terms of Butterfly Watching in our backyard. We saw a Monarch (it never did land on our Milkweed), Gulf Fritillary, and a Giant Swallowtail.  I also noticed that one of Monarch eggs had hatched, and another should hatch […]

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How To Build A Successful Butterfly Garden Videos

I thought I would put together some brief videos on how to create a successful Butterfly Garden for my last day of vacation. There are a total of 5 videos, each one is less than 2 minutes long.  Watching these should give you a decent idea of how to start (or continue) a successful Butterfly […]

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Updated Butterfly Garden

I couldn’t stand it any longer.  Although there is a chance of freezing weather this week, I just had to go buy some new plants.  I’ve been tired of looking in the backyard and seeing nothing but brown. I previously had about 10 milkweed plants (which have been in pots that I take indoors when […]

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Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar

As I was looking back through this blog I noticed I had only posted 1 picture of the Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar so I figured it was time to post a couple more.  Before I get to the pictures, let me share some history.  In both my backyard and front yard I have seen the Giant […]

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