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help! i found a black swallowtail butterfly and i think its dying! ANSWER SOON?


i found a caterpillar back in november in my parsley and it made a cocoon so i brought it inside and it came out yesterday but it was raining so i thought i would wait until early morning today. i brought it out and now it wont fly. its poised on an apple ( i thought cuz of the sugar) and i made this sugar and water solution to put on a sponge and now i cant find a sponge so i put in in a syringe with a thick opening and dropped a couple of droplets on the butterflies tongue but i havent been very sucessful. what should i do?!?!?

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2 Responses to “help! i found a black swallowtail butterfly and i think its dying! ANSWER SOON?”

  1. SARAH

    Butterflies take a while to fly after they come out of the cacoon so just give it time and since you don’t have a sponge use a cotton ball that’s what I always did and it works like a charm! Good Luck

  2. The Sadistic Botanist

    Butterflies when they just hatch are exhausted, and wet. You can help him by giving him warm sunlight on his wings, and of course; sugar. His abdomen will be swollen, and he needs to pump his wings to get the ‘blood’ flowing in his wings. The cotton ball method mentioned above will also work. Good luck!

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