Do you miss curly parsley (or can you still get it where you are?)

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As larvae, just prior to the long sleep where it turns into a butterfly. It is still crawling and eating at this point. They chew so loud you can hear them crunching on the crisp leaves.

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#22

Caterpillars, I saw these the first year: http://www.pbase.com/rcm1840/lifecycleofblsw

and these this year: https://willowhousechronicles.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/caterpiller1.jpg

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#23

Those are riveting pictures, all of them! In the last one, StoneSoup, are those parsley stems?

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#24

Those aren’t my pics, btw, just some I hunted up to show what had visited me. I think the needled one is dill, maybe fennel.

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(kim) #25

Interesting. Nothing in my herb garden (flat parsley, oregano, dill, sage, rosemary, basil) gets eaten except the curly parsley. Maybe my region doesn’t have those other butterflies?

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#26

Here are range maps for the black swallowtail. https://www.google.com/search?q=black+swallowtail+range+in+U.S.&rlz=1C1CHWA_enUS543US543&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=955&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CCkQsARqFQoTCNb5worm3sgCFYKaHgodGT4MEw

Nothing else gets eaten here; I grow apple mint, oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme and sometimes sage on the patio. I planted dill in the pollinator garden near the parsley, which is now sprouting all over my property. I also got my first ever hummingbird, SUCCESS! My grudge against them for never visiting me launched an all out assault on their senses, and I got one my first year, in September. :slight_smile:

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