Thursday, March 05, 2009

The First Polydamas (should have been posted 6 January 2009 -- catching up!)

The Polydamas Swallowtail does not have swallowtails -- it's a tailless Swallowtail. They can remain in chrysalis form for a very long time. Judi has several Polydamases in chrysalis, but one has emerged -- her first of this species. Here it is, in her hands:

First Polydamas Swallowtail

The host plant for this species is the pipevine, which Judi has growing over the back fence. I hope we see a lot more of these this year!



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