From caterpillar to Sphinx

Previously I posted photos of caterpillars that have emerged all over our area. This is due to the beautiful green foliage growing from our near record breaking desert rains. Today I discovered the beautiful White-lined Sphinx moth that these fascinating caterpillars eventually become. I was more that thrilled to discover several hovering in the flowers…

Meet the Queen

Yes, this beautiful caterpillar will blossom into the queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus)! I have many photos of The Queen. How awesome to discover the queen butterfly caterpillar Sunday morning on my walk. I took a few extra minutes to walk through the “butterfly garden” at our nature preserve down the road, and I made this…