8 and 1/2 Days

This is high caterpillar and butterfly season…

From the Black Swallowtail Chrysalis formed late at night on August 4th to a butterfly when I came home from the beach on the afternoon of the 13th! I put the video up here again because once I saw this butterfly I couldn’t believe it was actually my old Dill and Fennel loving friend and I had to re-watch. Although I expected her pupation to last longer (or would have worried about leaving her inside while away on a little vacay) she seems to have turned out beautifully and she flew high off into the sky after resting on this Marigold for a minute. Black Swallowtail Butterfly

This really is a female! Males just have a few blue spots on their bottom wings. 


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  1. Pingback: Whoa Whoa Whoa, How Does a Black Swallowtail Caterpillar Grow? | everycreepingthing

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