Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Black Butterflies

Our black caterpillars turned into black butterflies.

Black swallowtails can overwinter and we weren't sure if we'd need to do that or not.    Turns out these guys were impatient and last week, on the last few very warm days we had, they emerged.   One a day, for three days.    It was magic.

The whole process probably took an hour.   After that, they were ready to fly.

Empty chrysalis.   It splits at the top. 


  1. WOW!!! did you see that happen????? I like butterflies!

  2. Beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. That is so remarkable, but so is most of nature. It's up to us to stop and appreciate it. Thanks so much for these photos.


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