Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Speaking of unidentified critters, Cleuson brought this colorful capsule (pupal case) in from the trail system a few days ago. I would guess that it's a larva of something, but what I don't know. I didn't ask, but assume that he found it on the ground. Maybe a future butterfly? It's encased in a very hard capsule, but shows signs of life and flexibility in the softer part to the right. I put it back in the woods so it wouldn't dry out. Maybe I should have prepared a "crib" for it, so that we might see what comes out. Live and learn.