Thursday, May 29, 2008

Spring Time Means Butterflies Part II

Our caterpillar from yesterday has stopped eating and has entered the pupa stage, turning into a chrysalis. Did you know that while moths pretty much do the same thing, they are said to make cocoons and not a chrysalis?


Annapurna said...

I find the caterpillars all the time, but can never find the chrysalis. I always wonder if the birds ate them before they could get to this stage. My butterfly weed is still in the bud stage. You must live in a warmer area than I do.

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Annapurna,

Thank you for stopping in!

I took all these photos at a butterfly conservatory where I used to live. I have over 500 photos of butterflies in all their glory. Now I live in the mountains in Colorado. We've seen plenty of moths already, but not too many butterflies yet.