22
Aug
10

painted lady

I found this caterpillar in my flowerbed and I decided to put it in a jar and see what it would change into.

By the next day it had formed this cocoon.  About a week or so later, I discovered this…

a painted lady butterfly.  I tried to get a shot of it from the side, with it’s wings closed because the underside of the wings are as beautiful as the top side, but I couldn’t get a shot.  I do love my monarchs, but this was kind of a nice change.

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1 Response to “painted lady”


  1. August 23, 2010 at 8:34 am

    It looks much less aggressive as a butterfly. That caterpillar was well fortified!


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