Black Swallowtail--the Caterpillar

By taggart  
Black Swallowtail--the Caterpillar

--Leading: the egg --The Black swallowtail placed a number of eggs---each neatly on a rue leaf. They are perhaps the size of a pencil dot!
Version 1: a very newly hatched caterpillar---and the remains of her egg in the bg
Version 2: a few days later---She eats and grows---

I fear my equipment is not really up to this task--wishing for a more powerful lens-- and LOTS less breeze!

Thanks for your interest for my previous post--- precluding the end of this story---

Tags: Egg Insect Black swallowtail Wildlife and nature

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21 Aug 2020 9:15PM
Lovely set.

adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
21 Aug 2020 9:29PM
Exquisite photography, Jenn.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2020 9:38PM
Which came first, the butterfly or the egg?
Alfie_P Plus
14 927 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2020 9:38PM
Splendid set Jenn. Nothing wrong with the equipment 😊

MAK2 Plus
2 34
21 Aug 2020 9:43PM
Wonderful set Jenn.SmileSmile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2020 9:49PM
A little gem spotted Jenn, three wonderful images...
Isabel GrinGrin
chase Plus
16 2.2k 579 England
21 Aug 2020 9:58PM
A perfect pearl.
21 Aug 2020 10:02PM
Super set Jennn,
chavender Plus
10 517 1 France
21 Aug 2020 10:30PM
Very well seen and presented Jenn.
21 Aug 2020 10:35PM
Well captured and documented..
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
21 Aug 2020 10:53PM
Wow! You have such good patience and it serves you well. Excellent images to tell the story Jenn.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2020 11:24PM
An excellent sequence beautifully captured.
21 Aug 2020 11:24PM
Great macro images and interesting information, version 2 is my favourite.
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
21 Aug 2020 11:30PM
Interesting set Jen.....nice sequence.
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
21 Aug 2020 11:38PM
A beautifully composed macro sequence Jenn , wonderful to view ! Such a precarious location for the eggs to survive in the open !
22 Aug 2020 12:36AM
Super capture Jenn.
22 Aug 2020 2:06AM
Your lead is a little,gem, Like a pearl.

johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
22 Aug 2020 7:33AM
Not much to be said Jenn....John
22 Aug 2020 7:53AM
Fascinating... an excellent set, Jenn.
BarbaraR 15 1.1k 1 England
22 Aug 2020 7:53AM
Amazing series, so interesting and well captured.

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saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
22 Aug 2020 7:59AM
The egg is like pearl in an opened oyster...
22 Aug 2020 10:54AM
Superb set
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
22 Aug 2020 4:04PM
a fascinating setWink
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2020 4:42PM
Terrific record of this rebirth.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2020 6:19PM
A superb lesson in nature Jenn.
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
22 Aug 2020 10:09PM
Superb set Jenn. Nothing wrong with the equipment works for me !!!!!!!!!
Tooma 5 2.2k 3 Scotland
23 Aug 2020 9:29PM
Interesting set. Jenn. We came across the caterpillar of an Elephant Hawk-Moth recently - black - big eyes, or what appeared to be - sectioned body - large mouth with visible teeth - about 4" long. We were amazed and had no idea what we were looking at, until we did some searching. We had no idea there were such large caterpillars in the UK. Sadly no pics - could not get an angle on it and poor light - all duds.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2020 9:08AM
A superb sequence Jenn.


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