Monday, September 25, 2006

Kaffir Or The caterpillar?










As soon as new shoots emerge from the plant, Mrs butterfly will carefully deposit her eggs on the underside of the tender succulent leaf. The last time, the whole plant was stripped bare by just 4 caterpillars. The result, immense delight on the childrens' faces, seeing butterflies emerging out of the cocoons.
This time round, just as the plant is taking shape, one egg was found on sunday.
This morning, the cater pillar has emerged.
Will it be the kaffir or the butterfly?

2 comments:

Las montañas said...

The caterpillar. These swallowtail butterflies are pretty and their caterpillars aint that destructive.

IML said...

L Montanas
For now, the caterpillar is staying.