We have butterflies!
And boy are they beautiful!caterpillars, I ended that post with the huge caterpillars about to form chrysalides. Well they did exactly that and within a couple of days of that post we had 5 of them.
Later that day another one emerged and we soon had a whole host of butterflies. They are pretty messy as they emerge, leaving meconium (just like a newborn) behind but it is pretty amazing. Sadly we missed them actually emerging(it must happen fast!) but it was quite exciting all the same. They have all settled on the side of the house occasionally fluttering their wings or climbing or venturing to their food.
I am like a mum with her newborn, i can't stop staring and checking on them. Next up is the release which we hope to do this weekend, I'm hoping I can take some nice photos of them when we let them go.
The butterfly house we have is by InsectLore, I ordered mine from Amazon but they are available elsewhere too,