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Congrats Kadoka, your spotting is featured in the Project Noah blog! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/4659184...
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Awesome spot. Splendid colours.Swallowtails are my most admired butterflies ever even if they don't seen to give a care about me :)
Wow, I guess something finds them tastey, that's a lot to go missing in one day!It's wild to consider what a low success rate such species have in the wild... from egg to reproducing adult.
I found over 30 on one of my fennel plants last year of various instars but the following day they had all disappeared. After that I started bringing a few indoors to raise.
I wasn't sure if birds ate these larvae. I found mine on wild fennel... I'd love to raise a lot of these in a little fennel garden... give 'em a safe environment to mature in and watch their population flourish in the area.
Lovely! I raised a few of these myself last year by collecting their late instars from my fennel before the birds ate them all. It's a great feeling releasing them isn't it?
I did raise this one. I raise a lot of saturniidae & pipevine swallowtails but black swallowtails are comparatively scarce around here, so this guy was a special find :)
Spectacular ! Did you hatch it out? It seems quite content on your finger...
AwesomeLooks a bit like the swallowtail I found lol except this is much brighter
Spotted on Sep 11, 2011 Submitted on Feb 11, 2013
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