Monday, 12 December 2011

Cairns Birdwing

If you look down the page of this blog you will see the caterpillar of the Cairns Birdwing Butterfly,Ornithoptera euphorion. The three caterpillars have now pupated and the chrysalis is almost as spectacular as the butterfly itself!
Pupa or chrysalis of the Cairns Birdwing butterfly, Ornithoptera euphorion, lateral view. Note the halter of silk that holds the pupa in proper position.
Pupa or chrysalis of the Cairns Birdwing butterfly, Ornithoptera euphorion, lateral view.

Now we await the appearance of the adult!






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