28 March 2010

Bad Karma

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The good news is that the one of the caterpillars we adopted last August survived the chrysalis.

The bad news is that after overwintering, we weren’t really paying attention as days got longer and the house was generally warmer than outside and he (she?) emerged.  We haven’t a clue when he emerged as he was dead and stiff by the time we discovered him.

The good news is that it was much easier to get good pictures and confirm that he looks like a Black Swallowtail.

The bad news is that I now have to add “Butterfly murderer” to my CV.

2 comments:

MollyBeees said...

(Sharp horrified intake of breath!)

Namma said...

No, No, re: your CV. You're certainly not a butterfly murderer. Your worst crime might be benign neglect. It probably lived a better short life in your house than it would have in the cold, cruel world outdoors.

It is/was a beautiful Black Swallowtail; too bad you missed out on its emergence.