Saturday, March 31, 2012

friend or pest?

Discovered a couple of these in my citrus trees first one I picked off and threw over the fence for the birds to get, second one I decided to find out what it actually was.




Turns out it is the Caterpillar of the Dainty Swallowtail Butterfly, to grow up into this (from http://www.backyardbuddies.net.au/bmail/Bmail_February_2012.html): 

2 comments:

Ellice said...

So you won't be disposing of them, so lightly, anymore??

ButterflyGirl said...

No they will be left to do their thing (as long as they don't eat all my trees leaves)