2021 December 29
On December 21, Gordon Hart found a chrysalis of a Tiger Swallowtail (we can’t tell whether it is Western or Pale) at his Highlands home. The silken pad in which it has embedded its cremaster is on a tiny fragment of bark which has become detached from the twig, so that the chrysalis is hanging awkwardly from its waist girdle. Gordon is investigating the possibility of re-attaching the fragment to the twig so that the butterfly can eclode safely.
Tiger Swallowtail Papilio sp. (Lep.: Papilionidae) Gordon Hart