Sunday, October 4, 2015

Repost of a Sunday Miracle from 2012




Sunday at 7:51 AM I found this Gulf Fritillary caterpillar hanging on the chain over the bananas.


In ONE HOUR this little guy hung upside down, and started to swing  back and forth, while I stood and stared and of course Snapped! from above  to below in under and hour. I checked on the web and found this info.
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) caterpillar sheds skin to reveal a fresh chrysallis underneath. The swinging motion is to shed the skin. it only took 10 minutes to go from caterpillar to below.





15 days for a butterfly to emerge












19 comments:

bettyl-NZ said...

What a wonderful thing to witness!!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty neat!

Jo said...

Amazing! Indeed a miracle to witness Thanks for sharing. Jo

Ann said...

fascinating. Always fun when you get to witness something like this

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow- that is so cool!

Mersad said...

Love the progression. Very stunning.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kathy said...

I hope 15 days later you took a photo of the butterfly and that you will show it to us again 15 days from now!

Madi and Mom said...

Mad snapper your quick trigger finger captured a beautiful series of photos
Hugs
C

Chatty Crone said...

That was pretty cool! You are right - a miracle.

Gail said...

Amazing photos and post.

Mother Nature gifts us so much. I'm glad you were able to witness this miracle. They are all around us. Sometimes I forget to stop and look.

Thanks.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very exciting! I have never seen a caterpillar form a chrysalis and would LOVE to!

carolann said...

Oh this is very interesting Sandra to have seen all.

Perfect timing. We really only have the Monarch butterfly where I lived before and now so will be interesting to see what you get.


Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh the wonders of creation!

A Quiet Corner said...

And this s why I visit the Butterfly Farm every day for two weeks when on vacation...:)JP

Ida said...

That was super cool. I've never seen the caterpillar or the butterfly before. It's fascinating to watch the time lapse video.

pattisjarrett said...

Metamorphosis is amazing, no matter how many times one sees it.

Rebecca said...

Fascinating.

photowannabe said...

So amazing...God's Masterpiece.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is amazing !!!!