Black Swallowtail Emerged Today – Life Cycle

One of the three caterpillars that I collected on June 2nd emerged today.  I am not sure if the other two will emerge as the color of their pupa’s were a different color than this one.  The pupa for this guy was the pretty green that they show in pictures.  The other two are king of a brown beige color.  Guess we will see soon. Here is the life cycle I was able to catch. This is a male butterfly because of all the yellow.

Butterfly laying eggs 5/18/12

 First Instar 5/24/12

 3rd Instar 5/29/12

Full grown

Prepupa 6/2/12

Pupa 6/3/12

Emerged 6/16/12

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2 Responses to Black Swallowtail Emerged Today – Life Cycle

  1. thebeadden says:

    Great post! That was neat to see!

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