Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Black swallowtail

June 7, 10PM: Black swallowtail caterpillar on chickasaw plum prunings.

Looks the same as 6 hours previous.

June 8, 7AM: Black swallowtail chrysalis

I can't fathom this transformation. The chrysalis is attached to the twig by its anal proleg (that term takes a touch of the wonderment away.) and by two short silken strands (can't imagine what they're called).

The End or My Son Is Now Awake and Tired of Playing Solo.

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