It’s a girl! Black swallowtail female emerges 5/17/2020

I overwintered a black swallowtail chrysalis. Ginger, a female black swallowtail butterfly emerged safely on Sunday, May 17th at 7:17 am. 

Here’s a short video I edited to show some of the highlights… I included a few stills as well, as I didn’t have my iPhone unlocked to capture the very beginning when it peaked out. Those photos I took on my iPad. Please note I changed the speed to 8X on some sections to shorten the length… where is where some of the squeaking comes in!

Visit my STEM page to check out my guide to raising butterflies from caterpillars, Plant it and they will come!


Marsha Tufft

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