Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Another chrysalis

Look what I spotted on a tomato cage in the back yard yesterday! It's the chysalis of an black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes). I was able to figure this out fairly quickly because we have three fennel plants in another bed across the yard. Which meant this little caterpillar fella/gal traveled quite a ways to reach this tomato cage. Just amazing! And isn't this a beautiful chrysalis? It's a new one to me.

1 comment:

TexasDeb said...

That's a beauty! I noted a fritillary caterpillar just starting to form a chrysalis before all the rains recently and was amazed after 4 inches with wind and hail to go back out and find it still attached and apparently unharmed. These little creatures are tough customers!

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