Zebra longwing

Freshly Emerged Zebra Longwing Spreading Its Wings


I've been regularly checking on 13 new zebra longwing chrysalides in the garden but missed one that had apparently been hanging in a hedge for some time. Today, the butterfly inside of it emerged and I discovered it on top of a hedge where it was beginning to spread its wings.

Within 30 minutes the butterfly was flying around with another zebra longwing in something that resembled a choreographed butterfly ballet. I hope they both found cover after the rain started this afternoon.