It was amazing to me how fast he grew from one inch to almost three inches. I went out and bought a 12 by 12 square butterfly habitat to keep it in. And so it began.
While walking around the yard one morning I was looking at all the plants especially the Milkweed and the Rue to make sure there was nothing on the plants and to my surprise I found three eggs on the Rue. Rue is a host plant for the Black Swallowtail. I also found a Black Swallowtail caterpillar on the plant. So I went and got another 12 x 12 square butterfly habitat for the caterpillar and created a nursery for the eggs until they were ready to be moved.
Six of eight Black-Swallowtail caterpillars showing
Praying that all eight Black Swallowtails and the three Monarchs survive to be beautiful butterflies.