Such a beautiful insect that I had to look it up to see what it might be. I found out that it was the larvae of a Black Swallowtail butterfly. These larvae particularly like to feed on plants in the carrot family, which would explain its presence in my veggies. The funny thing is I had never seen a black swallowtail butterfly in my garden at all. I'm not sure where this larvae came from but I intended to do something about it. This spring, in addition to my vegetable seeds, I added parsley and dill (both in the carrot family) to my seed order. They have grown quite lush and the dill is probably 3 or 4 feet high now.
|Dill - tasty but also ornamental|
|An unfortunate photo but the best I got as she just wouldn't slow down|