Thursday, October 06, 2005

The final camouflage

Lloyd Spitalnik, the Central Park birder and photographer who photographed the sequence of the Black Swallowtail caterpillar turning into a chrysalid last week, sent the photo above and wrote:

Here is what the chrysalis looks like as of today. The color has really changed and now it is nicely camouflaged.
Thought you might be interested.
See you,

PS from Marie
You might be wondering which one of us is using the right word for the caterpillar pupa,
Lloyd or I. Well, we're both right. Both forms are correct. I use the latter because it's easier to make a plural out of chrysalid than chrysalis