Monday, August 3, 2009

The Stages of my Black Swallow-tail Butterfly

Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so.

Genesis 1:30


My family and I went on a walk last month and when we were walking home, I happened to come across a caterpillar! I was of course excited about my discovery and decided to take it home and let it turn into a butterfly! I found out that it was a black swallow-tail butterfly and I took care of it with the instructions I found on a website.

Daddy thought that since he had never seen the life cycle of a butterfly in real life that I should post about it so others could experience it themselves!



Here is the caterpillar the way I had found it!


This is the caterpillar hanging on his weed by a thin silk.

(Sorry about the sideways picture!)


This is the Chrysalis

stage: 4

He's OUT!!! It is important that the New Butterfly has plenty of room to dry it's wings otherwise if it is confined to a small area it's wings will dry incorrectly and he/she will not be able to fly.

-Kimber was lucky to see it starting to come out otherwise #1 We would have missed out on a wonderful experience #2 The butterfly would have probably not have been able to fly. (because of it's confined home)


Fanning him/herself in order to dry the wings!


WOW, what an amazing design from our creator!

♦His Princess,♦