Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

April 15, 2015

It’s a Girl!

Filed under: Insects,Uncategorized — paul @ 7:00 am
Female Monarch Butterfly

Female Monarch Butterfly

Yesterday was by far the coldest day for months – and it so happened that the chrysalis that I had brought home on a twig of milkweed (swan plant) was ready to turn into a butterfly. Sadly, just at the crucial moment, I was not around, but still, it was fun reliving an episode of the past when we produced monarchs big time.

A sequence of shots of an emerging monarch butterfly can be found here.

Still a bit crumpled.

Still a bit crumpled.

The Chrysalis, a few hours before the event

The Chrysalis, a few hours before the event