The camouflage with the color of the chrysalis being nearly the same color as the Alstroemeria leaves is astounding.
I am concerned that this chrysalis is affixed to the flower petal and that the petal may drop before the butterfly 🦋 is ready to emerge. However, the Alstroemeria is long blooming. And it might be affixed to the end of the flower stem.
I’ll provide the visual story as it unfolds.
January 19, 2019
Teetering on endangerment, this Monarch fed in this purple lanatana for 20 minutes, maybe longer. The flower is more purpose than pink in real life.
We used to see several per year. But it’s rare now. Counters report that Monarchs are down 86% from last year. Last year.