Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Pupa Number 2

Yesterday morning the second caterpillar was making all the motions of getting ready to shed its skin and form its chrysalis.
I got busy doing other stuff and again, missed the transition.

The fresh, new pupa is translucent (on the right).
If you look really closely, you can see outlines of the furled wings just below the covering.
In 10 - 14 days the first one will complete its pupa stage, exit the chrysalis, unfurl its wings, dry them off, and fly away.

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