Sunday, May 18, 2014

More on the Monarch Butterfly

A couple of nights ago I noticed that the last of the Monarch Butterflies that I had indoors had emerged.  To start with I thought it was deformed as it had very small wings and a large body.

Sorry the photos are a bit blurry but they show the butterfly as I first saw it with very small wings, then with slightly larger wings as the fluid from the body apparently transfers to the wings and then with the full wings.  I left it indoors overnight and then put the whole plant outside in the morning before heading to the market.  It was still on the plant when I returned but flew off shortly after.


  1. It is an exquisite butterfly and very satisfying that you managed to save several of them.

  2. LOL @ Cro, Cannabis plants ! really? *smile*