|These are two of my un-hatched chrysalids. The Common Mormon Swallowtail|
chrysalis on top the lower one belongs to a Lime Swallowtail.
|And the moment arrives! With just the slightest, almost inaudible, cracking sound the top of the |
chrysalis splits open and the butterfly tastes for the first time, the sweet scent of air.
|He wriggles about and works his legs, head and antenna free, knowing for the first time|
in his life, what it is like to see and visually sense the world around him.
|As he hangs from his chosen perch, seemingly motionless, his heart begins to pump blood, or|
more specifically hemolymph into his veins, stretching his wings out to their full extent.
|The proud father to a new-born butterfly :D|