..... my not so exciting ventures into gardening, self sufficiency, getting solar electricity & hot water & pretty much life in general in a small country town .....

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Caterpillar Update - It has been Named & Shamed!

Thanks to Pumpkin Patch from http://www.simplesavings.com.au/, I now have a name for this critcher!

Drumroll please.....it is the larvae of a Large Citrus Butterfly also known as an Orchard Swallowtail.

The adult butterfly looks like this


Quite pretty considering what it starts out like.

Rob Bob also from Simple Savings calls the caterpillars "bird poo"

Thanks for your help PP & RB - Cheers

Friday, April 8, 2011

White Caterpillars - What Next???

If anyone knows the name of this creature found chomping away on my new Eureka Lemon, please let me know.

Mr Google wasn't much use...

There were 5 caterpillars on the tree but they were very smartly turned into chook food!