Sunday, August 22, 2010

Garden Critters

Swallowtail in three different stages. A maturing cat, a young cat, and an egg (upper right) are all within this picture.My cleome was filled with critters. From bugs to butterflies. Another variation of a harlequin bug.
Check out all the Harlequin bug and babies below. They were covering the cleome. Looks like these two bugs were working on making more as well.
On the underside of a leaf, there were eggs deposited. Black with white stripes. This cluster had some of those and ones that looked like they were hatching.
Tiger Swallowtail.
I have to look this one up.


  1. yikes. This is why I typically try to avoid the undersides of leaves. ;)

  2. It's funny how you can walk by things a hundred times and not notice them. Judging by the infestation of them, they've been living there comfortably for quite a while. I consider it an infestation when they reach numbers high enough to give me the heebie jeebies. Didn't stop me from hanging around and taking pictures though. :)

  3. your butterfly is a Boloria bellona - Meadow Fritillary

  4. I agree. I just got around to looking it up. Meadow Fritillary. Thanks Alan!