And now he is a butterfly! Hi all! Since Absolum decided to emerge yesterday I just had to share some pictures! Here he is just a few minutes after breaking free. Notice how the chrysalis changed from green to clear.
We allowed him some time to dry his wings off. During that time he would turn his body this way and that as he hung from the dried milkweed leaf he had attached to. Within a couple of hours he was fully dried and trying to escape the jar. Miss Yodeling carried him outside on her finger and placed him on one of my peony bushes.(I knew I hadn`t cut them back for a reason!)
When next we checked on him he was gone. We wish you well Absolum on the long journey you`re making to Mexico!