Monthly Archives: August 2011

Chrysalis stares into the future

At the top of the chrysalis for the pipevine swallowtail butterfly there are patterns that mimic eyes, nose and ears. The string around the neck is woven by the caterpillar before it changes into this shape. Share this:FacebookEmailPrint

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Mating Ritual

This afternoon I released two pipevine swallowtail butterflies from their rearing cages. I place one on a plant, went off to observe a Monarch caterpillar, and came back 10 minutes later to see a male (smaller of the two, probably … Continue reading

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