Observing the Orange Emigrant
Not very familiar with butterflies, please pardon and correct me if I’ve provided any wrong information. 🙂
#1 First, the pupae, very well camouflaged
#2 Found the first emerged butterfly! The cocoon is positioned horizontally, usually under a leaf.
#3 Better view with the chrysalis
#4 Since the butterfly was still airing it’s wings, it allowed me to go closer. Hint of red on top of it’s head?
#5 The top looks a bit depressed also, I thought it was injured, with the black and red patches
#6 On closer inspection, it looks pretty normal! No injury!
#7 Tried a shot to focus on that area but it was too close to shed some light onto it
#8 Found this mating couple in the same tree, the one standing was fresh out of it’s chrysalis too (found behind the leaf)
The complete album can be viewed here.