Anise Swallowtail: Caterpillar molts to Chrysalis and Imago images

Anise Swallowtail
Location:  Cotati, CA
July 28, 2010 7:04 pm
I raised Anise Swallowtail butterflies locally for 15 years and have always had an amazing time watching them transform. I caught one of them in the middle of cocooning. Thought it would be nice to share! He later hatched into a beautiful butterfly!

Anise Swallowtail Chrysalis with larval exuvia still attached

Hi Lauren,
Your photographs are stunning.  We especially like that your Anise Swallowtail Chrysalis photo has captured the molting process and the exoskeleton of the caterpillar is still visible.

Anise Swallowtail

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