|Small Tortoiseshell chrysalises|
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.