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Western Tiger Swallowtail (chrysalis) -- Papilio rutulus - Papilio rutulus

Western Tiger Swallowtail (chrysalis) -- Papilio rutulus - Papilio rutulus
Victoria, (Mount Douglas Park), British Columbia, Canada
February 27, 2005
I found this chrysalis in February on a Pacific willow (Salix lucida) about a foot below a second empty chrysalis shell, which had been most likely fallen to a predator. I took the chrysalis home and a butterfly came out of it on April 10, 2005. We took a couple of pictures and then released it to the wild.

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Western Tiger Swallowtail  -- Papilio rutulus - Papilio rutulus - male Western Tiger Swallowtail (chrysalis) -- Papilio rutulus - Papilio rutulus

Beautiful shot!
And we don't have any images of caterpillars of this butterfly. Great!

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