New Hatchling

A few weeks ago I found another tree that was being almost completely defoliated by checkered swallowtail (Papilio demoleus) caterpillars and brought back a single chrysalis which hatched a week or so later. This time it hatched in perfect form. Despite the fact that it is an invasive species, I released it because a single individual would not really make any difference in the colonization of the island.

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