Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1219363

Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes

Observation date: July 24, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Noticed this chrysalis on some tall fennel, another fennel plant right next to the one with the B. Swallowtail caterpillar on it, at Baker Wetlands. Never seen one of their chrysalises before. Not sure if it was "live", empty (small opening at top), or even perhaps dead. Was on the main center stem, approximately midway up the plant, which was about 3.5-4' tall. Size: Approx. 1.25-1.5" in length. Weather: 81 degrees, 43% humidity, fairly clear skies with some cloud cover.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: August 02, 2019
Coordinator notes: looks like butterfly has already emerged
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County