Well, my monarch caterpillars are gone. The predators must have gotten them before they had a chance to grow larger. I’m not sure how many of them will make it now with all the milkweed bugs, aphids and that praying mantis hanging around. I really miss seeing those monarch cats crawling up and down the milkweed.
Luckily, this past Friday a Giant Swallowtail egg hatched on the rue. I’m hoping this little guy grows large enough to disguise himself as “bird poop” and he makes it through to become a butterfly.