Monday, 6 September 2010
Large White Butterfly...pupa x 2. Update!
Well not long to have waited for their emergence after all! On returning home yesterday afternoon (5th) from Sainsburys and the Range..well it was a miserable windy day and not one for birding..the Large White Butterfly (pupa 2) was spotted beside the empty Chrysalis! Pupa 1 had already emerged and flown the Chrysalis.lol!!!
The Butterfly looked to be resting whilst drying out but this morning when I saw it was still in situ and being buffeted by the strong winds I decided to put it in an empty plant pot holder and take it indoors for some warmth. After about 20 minutes it started to flit about in the pot so I took it outside and set it free. It was so good to see the Butterfly so close! The white wings and black tips on the forewings and the pale greenish underwings looked striking colours being so fresh, a treat to see.
So our commonly called 'cabbage Whites' have two new members and what a treat they have been to watch develop into beautiful butterflies!