A Garden Visitor

rudbeckia with caterpillar
Garden Visitor

The rain-washed rudbeckia is fresh and beautiful, the colors rich in the dim light after the rainfall. The tiny caterpillar may have come out for a drink of tiny droplets on the stamens in the center disk as it inches along the tips.

This is a scene in miniature. The rudbeckia species is “little gold star,” a dwarf variety that only grows up to 16 inches, and the flowers are only two inches across. So if that flower is two inches, how tiny is the caterpillar? It was very tiny, and also translucent. I presume it’s the larva or caterpillar for a moth.

I left it where it was, just going about its day, and I hope it enjoyed its time in the garden as much as I enjoyed mine.

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