Subject: Daniel – Monarch Chrysalides Update
Location: Hawthorne, CA
February 6, 2013 6:24 pm
We’ve been concerned over the past few weeks that the prolonged frost we had may have killed our pupated Monarch Butterfly caterpillars. A happy report! The first one we found (pupated just before the frost) is alive and well and looks as though it will eclose today or tomorrow. The pics attached are from early this morning and the chrysalis has darkened substantially since then. I don’t want to bother it further, but hope to be able to see the ”birth”. Also, Marty found two more chrysalides in the Rock Iris patch this past Sunday morning. This brings our total sightings to six. There are probably more, but we just haven’t yet found them.
Signature: Thanks, Anna Carreon
We always love getting your updates. Congratulations. We are a bit jealous.