There have been quite a few of these around this summer – mostly on our parsley plants but also a few like this on the wild carrot (Daucus carota) that has established itself happily in the unmown areas of our ex-lawn.
I find the contrast of the rather formal striped coat on the caterpillar with the tight, random whorls of the “flower becoming a seed capsule” of the plant rather appealing. Coordinated colours too.
We first came across this native perennial flower beside a forest stream at Kenauk and were immensely pleased when we discovered it was happy to be cultivated. This specimen lives beside the waterfall in the garden and was not transplanted from the wild. Gorgeous.
Taken: 4 August, 2019
Focal length: 87.11mm
Shutter speed: 1/250s
Note: this is the first “new” posting of an image to this re-invented website – the previous four were taken from the archives for the visitor’s entertainment.