Escazú, San José, Costa Rica. This male of the species Papilio polyxenes
emerged from the pupa 6 hours before the video was taken. Populations of this species go locally extinct because of urbanization, and I had not seen the species in more than 20 years. When I was in school, I used to collect the caterpillars and take care of them until they became adults and released the butterflies. I moved to another area of the country a few years ago, and it´s still rural in some parts, and have recently been finding caterpillars in the playground when I bring my daughter. I can´t help but think . . . Hello old friend!!!!! So good to see you again!!!