I had not seen the three we had in the garden for a long time and had thought the birds had eaten them.But I was out picking tomatoes and happened upon this fellow hanging on what was left our dill- i had planted it just for them so it was okay. He is huge and seems to be getting ready to cocoon soon. I am thinking he will be sleeping this fall/winter and emerge next spring.
Not sure where the other two are - well I do know our duckling had one for lunch, though I will never tell the kids;-}- . And this fellow may well be one laid by the many butterflies we have in the yard on our flowers and butterfly bushes, but, that's okay.We think he is quite spectacular all the same.:-)