Over the past few days, I’ve been working in and around my rural Missouri butterfly garden. As I weeded, I looked over and discovered this Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar that was busy munching on some parsley that I planted a few weeks ago:
I have planted several herbs in my butterfly garden. Parsley is one of the host plants for the Black Swallowtail and the Anise Swallowtail butterflies.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark III body
- Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- ISO 500 (both images)
- Aperture f/5.6 (top image) and f/3.5 (bottom image)
- Shutter 1/500 sec. (top image) and 1/350 sec. (bottom image)