Now, this may be a bit too specific of a question, but does she look fertilized? I just put a sprig of parsley and some flowers from a butterfly bush in a modified vase in her container, and it would be great to see some eggs/pillars soon.
She was beating the crap out of her wings in the old container, so I moved her outside into a horizontally-oriented plastic-screened cage. I heard sunlight induces ovulation. Is this true? Will she "scent" to males like some moths do?
Fyreflye, Although I'm not aware of any Lepidopterans that are live-bearers, all North American sp lay eggs. In addition- interestingly, all US butterfly larvae are plant-eaters except one- The harvester. The carnivorous caterpillar feeds on wooly aphids. It's in our area but remains another "jinx" sp for me to locate. A friend has found and photo'd several adults over the past few years.