Hi Nicola,Lovely photos, (again!) but these caterpillars are nasty!! We had them a few months ago - they completely inhaled our basil and parsley. I used 'Yates Bug Gun' on them and they finally stopped having trillions of babies!
These photo are amazing. Did it take lots of patience to get such a perfect shot of the 'hungry little basil eater'?
aw what a hungry little thing! such lovely photos, the type that allow us to smell the basil
hi Nicola :) greets from Ireland ..Lovely pics :) ah the dilema of the catterpillar ^^ who must devour our plants , and then the beautiful butterly that we get in return ... i wonder if basil makes the butterflies wing more colourful as it does our pasta dishes ? ^^ he he :)Karen
Briar my garden guru - thanks so much for the tip!! And you were spot on with the Stromanthe - I found this link thanks to your lead: http://www.killerplants.com/plant-of-the-week/20060925.asp
When I first opened the post, I could almost smell the herbs.Thank you, those are beautiful images for a Sunday morning.
I keep my lemon basil inside, it is just a tiny little seedling basically still. As lovely as the pretty caterpillar is, I wouldn't want him to eat my tiny plant. He could probably eat it in under an hour alone!
he's cute and the photo's are beautiful.
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