Monday, October 18, 2010

Black Swallowtail

I never got the chance to look up how long it takes for a Swallowtail butterfly to metamorph once it pupated....  so i was surprised the other morning to see that time was up!

Such beautiful wings and contrast of color.

Outside with the jar....

Ready to fly!

Its kinda hard to make out, but the second fence panel from the end toward the driveway- that oval blur is the butterfly. It was about 10 feet away from me.  The wind picked up and off the little critter went.

Over the fence and toward that tall yellow tree ...

It made for a nice morning. :0)

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