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Common crow chrysalis

Euploea core


A striped caterpillar was having its last supper before pupating and growing this stunning metallic larva. The common crow is a poor description for this spectacular species. But the adult is plain black and white and shall emerge shortly. I have collected it to complete the series.


Centenary lakes park Cairns. Feeding on an undetermined vine.

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31 Comments (1–25)

MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks again Antonio
Thanks Chief
Thank you CSM

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Cool jewel! Congratulations!

Congratulations Martini on SOTD! This is a magnificent find!

Martinl congrats again on the SOTD well deserved

MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks RiekoS
Thanks HemantK
Thanks DilanC

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Congrats MatinL

HemantKumar 8 years ago

this is wonderful congratulations

RiekoS 8 years ago


MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks Leuba. I understand Mark... at our age we choose to forget how to count.
Thanks Ashley, Luis, Mark and Lauren

MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks Yasser for liking this image.
I've taken 20 photos at every angle and each one is special.
Without trying to sound arrogant, its like a magical crystal ball and I keep on staring at it.
It might not be trying to camouflage or hide from predators but just to dazzle them.
You are coming to visit Cairns, right?

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Congratulations Martin! The reflections from the pupa are amazing and the caterpillar is beautiful. Can't wait to see the adult.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congrats Martin. Good SOTD.

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Congrats Martin! Excellent SOTD!

AshleyT 8 years ago

Beautiful, Martin! And the caterpillar is stunning too! Congrats on sotd :)

Yasser 8 years ago

Martin, what a magnificent and metallic way to hit the 1,000 spotting milestone! There is definitely nothing common about this common crow's chrysalis, making it a perfect Spotting of the Day choice as well! Congratulations on hitting 1K and a SoTD at the same time with this crazy cool chrysalis.


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Mark can't count. Martin, Congratulations on your wonderful shiny 1000th ! So proud we got there together. Your collection is so informative and awesome. I thank you for being so inspirational and such a help to me and Mark right from the very start. Looking forward to more interesting work together in 2014.

MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks KD
Thanks Antonio
Thanks Mark
We know what the adult looks like but I have collected the chrysalis for hopeful capture of emerging adult.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Superb Martin. Congrats. As I count it the previous one is 1K?

And is your 1000th one,better than this is impossible,very good,congrats again

Wow,amazing Martinl,fantastic series,perfect spotting,all the stages showed,congrats on this one and thanks for sharing such an amazing biodiversity in your spotting page

kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

Absolute jewels!

MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks Bhagya
Thanks Dilan
Thanks Daniela

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Wonderful series Martin!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Amazing series Matinl.............very nice!!!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

wow!!!! so beautiful .... Great series............

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Nov 24, 2013
Submitted on Dec 2, 2013

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