Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The Three-Spotted Skipper caterpillar


I found this caterpillar from a Three-Spotted Skipper butterfly in one of my Canna. It's unusual to see these baby butterflies at this time of the year since they are more common during the summer months. Soon this Canna will be down to the stalk, a small sacrifice we gardeners make to keep butterflies in our gardens.

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

I am liking you more and more Rusty....what a wonderful gardener you are......

Wicked Gardener said...

The Gardener's Dilemma: Butterflies or plants? Butterflies or plants? I love the butterflies, but when they eat my cannas to the ground EVERY year, I start thinking one of them have to go. (But I pick the caterpillars off - never spray.) :D

Darla said...

It will be interesting to watch.