Bow Your Head (Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes)

Copyright Michael Marlow Bugphoto.net
A black swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio polyxenes bows to the next generation of parsley.

This beautiful caterpillar seems to be praying, here at the altar of what I assume are parsley seeds or seed pods. I’d settle for a pain-free back, but let’s face it, my back is much less integral to the cat’s well-being than the next generation of parsley.

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