OK, Mona, back at you...I retained 14 black swallowtail chrysilis in my shed overte winter (originally 18 but it appears a resident squirrel got curious with four of them). Anyway, I misted them occasionally when I could open the shed when the snow wasn't blocking it. Well, my greenhouse in my spare bedroom is really a huge success so about 3 weeks ago I tried an experiment and brought five inside under the timed grow lights. I figured at least five should yield at least one of each sex. Well, Saturday, the first emerged, a female. Then Sunday a second and third, also pefect, a boy and another girl. They have water, nectar, bananas, oranges and of course, lots of Rudbeckias, Zinnias and mexican sunflowers. I have glanced in occasionally hoping to see a "coupling" but haven't caught them yet. However, one of the females is looking a bit warn and has started ovipositing today on the parsley and dill. Has she most likely bred or do they occasionally lay even if the male hasn't gotten to her? Sorry for the long story lead-in.