Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

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.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 24 August, 2019
  • Focal length: 189.74mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s