25 September 2005

mystery chrysalis


My garden clean-up managed to unearth this wonderfully shiny-gold chrysalis. Unfortunately, as you can see, it landed on the cement having been separated from its host plant. I have no idea what that plant might be, though if it is a Painted Lady butterfly it should like thistles... I have placed it in one of my planters and I will try to check on it over the next few days to see if it survives.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I came across your pic whilst looking online to see what mine was...reckon they are the same type? Mine was found on some spinach in the UK: