Green Monster! Orange Eggs!

19 Jul

Ken Haim and Ella rescued this big boy from Borough Hall.  It wasn’t on a plant, but on the concrete, so we don’t have too many clues…. Eastern Tiger swallowtail?   Zebra swallowtail?  He was last seen heading from the caterpillar dill/parsley (near the persimmon tree, where we placed him) toward the felt orange bed that previously held garlic..




Next question: Are these ladybug eggs?  They’re on the dittany or stone mint plant, which is just starting to bloom.

Special thanks to Mike, who took these photographs with his new camera!  –Denise




2 Responses to “Green Monster! Orange Eggs!”

  1. Sandra Palley-Brandt July 20, 2014 at 7:41 PM #

    My guess is that it is a sphinx moth…there are a number of varieties…but they are all large, green and have similar markings.

  2. sansley July 25, 2014 at 8:59 AM #

    I’m pretty sure those orange things are small bugs of some sort, not eggs . . . I’ll do some online research next week and see what I can learn!

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