Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A newly emerged pipevine swallowtail

pipevine swallowtail
After noticing the chrysalises last week, I was delighted to see a newly emerged pipevine swallowtail this morning, hanging on the ledge outside the bathroom window (near the pipevine plant). 

Its wings were already expanded, but it wasn't yet ready to fly.  It stayed there for maybe 45 minutes, then finally flew away.


  1. Spectacular butterfly. I have seen swallowtails but nothing like that one.


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