New friends in the garden

We have some new friends in the garden this week- swallowtail caterpillars on our bronze fennel.  These little guys start out small .  Here is one at the First Instar stage of its life. 



It will continually shed it’s skin to continue growing and making room for the next stage of growth.  Here is another as a full grown caterpillar. 


Gorgeous colors and they are just eating machines.  We will keep a look out for chrysalis.