Monday, September 01, 2008


Updated (9/3) to add picture.
*Updated (9/17) to note that butterflies pupate in chrysalids, not cocoons. So Spunky was in a chrysalis!

Please forgive me for shouting. I didn't think it would happen. I was a little afraid the poor caterpillar would die. But no-- such a sweet cocoon. It looks like a green leaf. We missed it at first and wondered if Spunk had climbed out of the jar again. The cocoon looks like this, only bright green. The camera batteries died just as I was trying to take a picture. I will update this blog post when I get one.

I still cannot believe that we were blessed to have a caterpillar that made itself a cocoon!


Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Very cool! Keep us updated on the progress of your cocoon.

Thanks for sharing with me.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

Emily said...

My mom found three (!!!) monarch caterpillars on some joe pye weed plants. Two have already formed their chrysalises. They're such a pretty green. I can't wait to see what Spunky looks like when he emerges!

School for Us said...

Yeah! How fun!!!