Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tiger Swallowtail Lifecycle

We all know how this story begins:

In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf.

Then, one day a little caterpillar POP! came out of the egg.

He ate and ate (my dill), and he got a little bigger.

Then 2 days later, he wasn't a tiny caterpillar anymore.  He was a BIG FAT caterpillar.

Then, after he was done eating and growing, he crawled over to the flowers.
Here he was met by an ugly mean praying mantis.

The human (me) hit the mantis with a wooden spoon (yea ok, I was a little scared of it), and it ran away.

After the caterpillar was safe, he made him self a little home, called a chrysalis.

He stayed inside for about a week, then out came.....

a male Tiger Swallowtail!

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