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Evening Brown butterfly (chrysalis)

Melanitis leda


18/7/13: Lime green chrysalis 22mm long, suspended from leaf blade of Urochloa maxima. Spotted 3 within a two metre transect of grassland. 25/7/13: I noticed the chrysalis was getting darker. 26/7/13: 10am the butterfly had emerged from the chrysalis and was hanging in situ, letting its wings 'set'. It sat there all day and into the night. Every once and a while it would exercise its wings.


Grassland in park.

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Evening Brown Butterfly
Melanitis leda Melanitis leda

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

It makes a lovely series. Well followed.

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 7 years ago

You were spot on with the chrysalis ID Mark. Thank you! The proof was in the hatching! ;-) I have added more pics .... of what emerged

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Hi Andrea. This might be a helpful link (chrysalis half way down page)

Andrea Lim
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Andrea Lim

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 18, 2013
Submitted on Jul 21, 2013

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