Friday, 1 June 2012

Our caterpillars turn into chrysalises

Lorna reported yesterday that at least one of our Small Tortoiseshell caterpillars had turned into a chrysalis and that several others were hanging by a thread from the roof of our pavilion. This morning there were three chrysalises altogether and I was excited to catch a caterpillar mid-weaving, although it's a bit like watching a clock - you don't seem to see it happening and then you realise it has! I managed to take this photo of the action! It shows several caterpillars in various stages of metamorphosis.
Small Tortoiseshell chrysalises

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