One benefit to carrying Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ‘Soulmate’ at work is getting to see this as it happens. I hope I’m able to catch it emerging, it should be any day now.
Wow! That is so awesome that you have a cocoon on your milkweed!
Great photo! I wish I had one to watch! I just went and checked my asclepias 'Cinderella' but nothing……
Thanks. We moved the stem the pupa was on onto a larger shrub that was less likely to sell (or fall over) which is a good thing I guess because someone bought the last two plants we had in stock. I pointed out the remaining catterpillars on them and she said she'd be careful getting them home and planted without disturbing them, so hopefully they'll be in good hands.
Beautiful process! I hope they will be in good hands, too!!! (I'm sure they will be). 🙂
One time at a nursery I plucked off several swallotail larvae and jamed them on to a small fennel. The cashier thought I cashed in. But viva the monarchs!! I have a dozen inside now from just-out-of-egg stage to chrysalis.
How wonderful Mother Nature is!
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