A week ago I noticed that I had a few uninvited guests on my pot of parsley. They looked an awful lot like the various larval stages of Black Swallowtail butterflies (Papilio polyxenes), which are known to have a mighty taste for parsley. They come every August, invited or not.
Here we are a week later. Where has the parsley gone? Where have the cute little caterpillars gone? I’ve looked for chrysalis, but so far I’ve not found any.
I guess I should wait awhile before planting another batch of parsley…at least until I begin to see Black Swallowtails flitting about.