Friday, 6 September 2013

Lepidoptera ~ Swallowtail (caterpillars) in Norfolk




These photos date to 18 August. We visited Hickling Broad, and thought we might be too late for Swallowtail caterpillars ... but our vigilance was rewarded! 



You can read more about the Swallowtail here.








An early instar, which is why it was tiny and looked so different to the others.


7 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking caterpillar! Great sighting and photos, Caroline! Have a happy weekend!

Wilma said...

beautiful photos, Caroline!

Crafty Green Poet said...

amazing photos of magnificent caterpillars

L. D. said...

We have so few butterflies because of the drought. In fact a monarch and a swallowtail is all I have seen this far. I really enjoy seeing the first stages as a worm. It is a pretty thing.

Em Parkinson said...

Fabulous Caroline; they look like they're made of the softest shortest piled silk velvet.

Kay Weeks said...

Incredibly beautiful design--these caterpillars! Wow! Thanks, Caroline.

Naquillity said...

what great captures of these caterpillars. they're gorgeous.