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I saw this pupa in a ficus plant in my garden. [this was 2 days ago]. Today morning, this beautiful butterfly came out breaking the shiny covers.
Thank you :)
Thank you so much Chamalka.
Great finding namitha!!
Thank you, Akshaya.
so shiny! nice spotting namitha
Thank you Surekha.
Beautiful series and spotting, namitha!!
Thank you cee.
wow! very pretty!
Thank you Maria
Nice addition to the series!
This new fourth picture I added is that of the newly emerged Common Indian Crow butterfly. It was really amazing to see the butterfly come out. After a series of pupae which died before the butterfly came out. [the killer unknown, the only evidence that the pupae was dead, was the small hole on its surface]
Thank you Adarsha
Stunning spotting Namitha :)
nice one ,Namitha.
Thank you Maria and Subin, I am glad you liked it.
Nice Spotting!! Beautiful!!
No problem Uday. I will check somewhere, and I will find out what is making those holes in the cocoon. I think, then only the protection can be done. Thank you any ways.
m not an expert namitha..
Thank you so much Uday, for the ID. I saw the 'protecting of the chrysalis with net' technique in your spotting, how does it work. I have noticed small holes in most of these pupae and that they don't metamorphosis into butterflies. How can this be prevented. Could you please help?
well it is a pupa of common indian crow as last yr a butterfly emerged from similar pupa..
btw here's confirmation
Spotted on Aug 14, 2013
Submitted on Aug 14, 2013
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