|This is the position it goes into when attaching itself.|
It will then hang back and form the chrysalis.
Lesson learned and this time I knew more of what to expect and that being late in summer our caterpillar would be hibernating in it's chrysalis over the winter. This time I put it in our cold, dark garage and then brought it into the house the beginning of June when our fields were beginning to fill with plants to sustain the butterfly.
|While we had a stick in the jar for the caterpillar it instead |
chose to attach itself to a very thin stem. I attached it to the stick for support.
It did start out as a green chrysalis but over time turned brown.
|He eventually did take off in flight and all was well. We know it|
is male by the brighter yellow markings and not as much blue
toward the bottom as a female has.