This symmetrical pair of Black Swallowtail caterpillars was on Rue in our herb garden. Young caterpillars at this stage have "saddles" on ther backs.
Papilio polyxenesYou can tell that this is a female by noting the additional blue in its hindwings near her tails.
Papilio polyxenesThe male Black Swallowtail has much less blue on its hindwings near its tails.
View the panorama.In early fall, Blazing Stars (Liatris spicata) predominate in the savanna landscape.
The sporangia are the "grapes" of the Grape Fern.