Falcate Orangetip Chrysalis

butterflymomok(7a NE OK)May 9, 2013

Greetings, all. The Falcate Orangetip chrysalis is completed. Very different looking. I have uploaded the image--have never done this directly before.

And, I found Monarch eggs/larvae yesterday at the lake by the acreage. I went there to take photos of a White-eyed Vireo setting on eggs in a nest that I had watched being constructed. Checked out the wild-growing viridis and voila! Love getting out and discovering nature's stories that are taking place right now.

Enjoy!

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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Wow! What a long, thin chrysalis!!

I'm glad to hear about the monarch eggs!

Sherry

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 12:36PM
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Leafhead

What a great shot! Best of luck c the Monarchs and keep us posted.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 2:04PM
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butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

Sherry,

The chrysalis is only an inch long. So it is very thin. Took two days to take shape.

Sandy

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 4:07PM
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susanlynne48(OKC7a)

Very unique, Sandy! Just looks like a tiny thorn on the stem.

Susan

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 6:25AM
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susanlynne48(OKC7a)

Very unique, Sandy! Just looks like a tiny thorn on the stem.

Susan

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 6:27AM
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butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

Yes, Susan, it's an excellent camouflage. I would never have known what I was looking at if I found it out in nature.

Sandy

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 8:57AM
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