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The Black Swallowtail in this photograph has just climbed out of its chrysalis and is ready to climb the stick to start expanding its wings. It has very short wings now but they very quickly start expanding as soon as it starts to climb. Its chrysalis was brown in color and was produced September 21. I thought it might overwinter as a brown colored Black Swallowtail chrysalis sometimes indicates the butterfly will wait until Spring to emerge. It did not and emerged from the chrysalis October 2.