Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Giant swallowtail chrysalis

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar
Here's my full-size swallowtail caterpillar next to my hand for comparison. He had stopped eating, and was looking for a place to pupate.

getting ready...
Safely back in the enclosure, he chose a spot and anchored himself. Can you see his safety belt?

Giant Swallowtail chrysalis
And now, we wait. Will the butterfly emerge next week, or wait until spring? I have no idea.
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