Friday, April 19, 2013

Pipevine Swallowtail

This Pipevine Swallowtail was released yesterday at the UC Botanical Garden. Andy raised it from an egg at his house and it emerged on April 17, 2013. Several people who happened to be at the entrance were able to observe the butterfly up close. I think the shiny turquoise structural color is so beautiful! This is a male. The females have more of a chocolatey brown color in the hind-wings.

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