Here is a picture I sent to Ian on May 6 of a cute little caterpillar on the keypad of our garage door opener.
A day or two later, I noticed the caterpillar had hidden under the keypad and anchored its head there. It them turned brown, and I thought it had probably died, but I left it there on the offchance it was metamorphosizing.
Every day I checked on it, and it looked the same. Then, today, I looked at it and here’s what I saw:
An empty cocoon! It wasn’t dead! It had just stayed inside for more than two weeks, after which it nibbled its way out, and out was a beautiful butterfly!