Butterflybeat: Eastern Swallowtail Season on the Wane

Seems that Swallowtail season is on the wane here at the butterfly ranch in San Antonio.  Fennel and parsley, Swallowtail host plants, are burning up in the late summer sun. Good thing we harvested a few chrysalises and secured them safely in the AC awaiting a change of season.  To tide us over until the Swallowtails are back in force,  here’s a photo of a recently born beauty with a sister chrysalis, and another of her stretching her wings before first flight.

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