I was watering my plants and found this on a kumquat leaf a few weeks ago. At first glance I thought it was a bird dropping. I am not certain, but I think it was a Common Mormon (Papilio polytes) Swallowtail butterfly in the making. If so, his ugly appearance as a caterpillar changed dramatically […]
Last week while I was watering my plants, I noticed a monarch butterfly fluttering around my Tangelo tree. As I watched I realized it was looking for a place upon which it could lay its eggs. Sure enough, it laid the tiniest little egg on one of the leaves and then flew away. It was so small […]
Well now here’s something you don’t see everyday: mating ladybugs. Apparently it was cause for pause, not only by me, but by the voyeuristic bug looking on, who hadn’t seen such a sight before either!