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


  1. Quite a beauty! I know it takes them awhile after they’re out of the cocoon before they’re ready to really go.

    Comment by William Kendall — April 15, 2015 @ 8:48 am

  2. Wow awesome images ! 🙂

    Comment by babzy — April 17, 2015 @ 1:39 am

  3. What a beautiful result!

    Comment by gunn — April 18, 2015 @ 9:44 pm

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