Thursday, July 16, 2009

Changes : 3

late Wednesday afternoon: pre-pupa stage

shriveled layer of fresh skin beneath the chrysalis

the chrysalis on Wednesday night--
still light green from a recent transformation: early pupa stage

the light brown chrysalis on Thursday morning,
blending in with the pine branch and hanging by a thread

Now, we wait and watch for a black swallowtail butterfly in 9 or so days! For photos and information of the life-cycle of black swallowtails, check out these links:

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