Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Eggs on Pipevine

In my post on Friday I mentioned that I got to see a pipevine swallowtail laying her eggs on the woolly pipevine at work.  Here’s proof!

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, laying eggs on woolly pipevine

I took this with a point and shoot camera, so you can imagine how close she let me get.  I was so thrilled to have the opportunity to see this!  Now I need to keep checking on the eggs so I can see what they look like when they first hatch.  Pipevine swallowtail caterpillars are one of the more interesting looking caterpillars I’ve seen, so I can’t wait to see the brand new ones, fresh out of the eggs!


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