Raising Swallowtails

Sunsol SUNSOL at prodigy.net
Mon Aug 12 18:29:31 EDT 2002

Hi everybody,

I have been raising a Western Tiger Swallowtail the past few weeks. It is so
different from an anise swallowtail. It grows much more slowly. It seems to
spend most of its time sitting around. It even created a special leaf with a
bed of silk for sitting. Occassionally I caught it on another leaf eating.
Then it would go back to its silk bed to sit. Then, it ate half the leaf
with silk, I guess including the silk. I thought it was sick for a long
time, because it was doing nothing. But it is still pooping, so I think it
is alright. I hope I am able to raise it to the adult stage. Will it emerge
this fall?



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