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..then came the chrysalis...

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 16 May 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

One fine day e spotted this chrysalis or pupa. The caterpillar had travelled from the lemon to the cherry plant. Wondering why he did not look like a gleaming bean shaped one, I went into google search.
I discovered that there are different types of chrysalis. This was called the question mark chrysalis . And they sometimes take three weeks to three months to mature..

SONY DSC-HX100V 1/160 second F/2.8 ISO 100 5 mm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente compo

16 May 2014 5:52am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I need to get out my nature studies books to follow this - what a lovely living story.

16 May 2014 7:40am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

WELL DONE, welcome chrysalis

16 May 2014 9:00am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Thanks for all the info and the follow up picture. So it might be a while until we will see the result !!
Kindest regards and a lovely day Monika

16 May 2014 11:54am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very interesting info. Keep us posted on the progress.

16 May 2014 2:38pm

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Ooh, this is soooo exiting!
Great shot!

16 May 2014 4:10pm

Langevine from Angers, France


17 May 2014 7:05am

ceteceva from France

Hidden under leaves the chrysalis still waits...

17 May 2014 9:04am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great details of the chrysalis and interesting information.
A wonderful study of this life cycle, Devi. Very interesting. Well doe. :)

17 May 2014 9:36am

Gerard1948 from Spain

Wonderful, we live from day to day the transformation, an excellent series.
Have a good day.

17 May 2014 12:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine story of this amazing change.

18 May 2014 3:33am

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