I had a previous post marveling at the beauty of the Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor). Its black body with orange and blue spots, combined with its size, make for a striking sight.
While sorting through pictures from last summer, I realized I actually obtained photos of a good chunk of the Pipevine Swallowtail lifecycle.
Pipevine Swallowtail larvae feed almost exclusively on pipevines (thus the name), so where you see pipevine, you are bound to see caterpillars and chrysalis. This was the case at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in late August.
And below is the chrysalis. Unfortunately no egg photos this time!