Saturday, August 29, 2009

New life in the garden - II

A chrysalis (pl. chrysalides) is the pupa (pl. pupae) of a butterly and is generally more showy than that of a moth (cocoon).

Here is a spectacular golden one that i found. The plant on which it hangs had to be transplanted twice. The chrysalis continues to hang on despite all the rough handling.
Its showy golden color identifies this chrysalis as that of the common indian crow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad you told me about this, Arati. It's so pretty! As for the one on my fig plant, the colour is turning a darker shade of green now.