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Life cycle with diapause: egg, Day 1 - Papilio zelicaon

Life cycle with diapause: egg, Day 1 - Papilio zelicaon
Alameda County, California, USA
August 5, 2009
Size: ~1 mm
This female was ovipositing on carrot leaves. Later that day, I found the egg.

*_ This Life Cycle also shown on info page for this species.

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Life cycle with diapause: egg, Day 1 - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: egg, Day 2 - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: egg, Day 7 - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: egg, Day 8 - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: caterpillar, Day 1 - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: second instar - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: third instar (?) - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: fourth instar (?) - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: probably fifth instar - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: preparing to pupate - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: weaving - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: weaving - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: prepupa - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: chrysalis - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: chrysalis - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: chrysalis - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: color change - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: color change - Papilio zelicaon Life cycle with diapause: adult - Papilio zelicaon - female Life cycle with diapause: adult - Papilio zelicaon - female

Gorgeous!
I'll add it to buglifecycles.com. Thanks!

This series is wonderful
Every photo is excellent. Can't imagine someone not finding this useful in making an ID should they encounter an egg, caterpillar or butterfly of this species.