Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Albino Frittilary

Y'all may remember a week or so ago we found what looked like an albino fritillary caterpillar. I brought it inside and it made a cocoon. This evening I noticed some icky stuff in the bottom of the jar it was in and thought, "Oh no, did it die?" Well no, it came out of the chrysalis and here it is. It was in the jar for 17 days. The butterfly is a little lighter than a normal fritillary and a little smaller. Tomorrow morning, we will set it free.
Sorry about the blurry picture. Eventually, I will learn how to properly use a camera. I will do this when I finish all the laundry. This means my photography should improve in about nine years, IF Baby Monkey goes away to college.
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  1. Hah! And neato.

    BTW, I don't go near the laundry until all the butterflies are thoroughly photographed.

  2. How cool is that!
    BTW I don't think my boys are ever leaving Deb! lol :)

  3. Thanks Hugh, Most of the butterflies have flown farther south. So the laundry is safe until spring.

    Racquel, it is cool isn't it. Don't tell me they won't leave. I really need them to grow up and learn to do their own laundry.

  4. They are just like kids--they leave behind a gooey substance. Congrats on your new edition. What a handsome guy he is too.

  5. Anna, butterflies are seriously gross. The caterpilars leave green poop all over the place and some kind of awful green goo when they come out of the chrysalis. I am glad they are pretty sort of like I am glad babies are cute.

  6. That is about when I will too, learn how to use my camera.

    Funny girl you are.

  7. If not for you, I wouldn't have learned so much about these things! So I'm thankful today for that. Nine you think you can hang on that long? Hon, tie another knot and hang on for dear life!

  8. Foxy, someday we will be excellent photographers.

    Brenda, glad to share some actual information. I am hanging on by my toenails.