MONARCH & BLACK SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES ON MY PENTAS & WHAT ARE THESE INSECT EGGS?
Sunday, I had lots of monarch butterflies again. Most of them were kind of medium size, but this one was huge. Also, they always hover around my butterfly weed and eupatorium, but this one was on my pentas all day.
I wonder about it, why this one is different.
There have been lots of black swallowtail butterflies in my yard, especially since the weather has cooled off a bit.
This one was on the same pentas with the beautiful large monarch.
While I was watching the butterflies, I noticed these tiny white insect eggs on the stem right in the middle of this picture. They look like a musical score. I've seen them before and have wondered if they were butterfly eggs, moth eggs or spider eggs. I searched on Google and couldn't find anything like this.
See these little paper lanterns? They are the seeds of my queen's crown vine that I shared with you earlier. They will turn light brown and drop EVERYWHERE! So, baby queen's crowns will be coming up all around this area in the spring.
I really love sharing nature in my garden with you.
Have a wonderful rest of the week!