Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Orchard Swallowtail Caterpillar


This large caterpillar is chomping into my lime tree, sharing that particular leaf with a leaf miner. For quite a few days I saw no caterpillars in the trees where I'd been with my stink bug removal kit and I was afraid that maybe I had made conditions dangerous for caterpillars.

Removing stink bugs will bring more birds into the trees. More stink bugs means fewer birds. What I have to do I guess is try to get to an ideal stink bug ratio.

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