Weeks ago I discovered two caterpillar nests of the Map Butterfly in my garden. I was very happy as I have not seen any Map Butterfly during spring. After two weeks I had a lot of chrysalises but most of them emerged when I was at work. Fortunately some chrysalises did me a favour and emerged when I was at home. However, to photograph a nice sequence of the emerging process was a mission impossible as the emerged butterflies always climbed into the direction I did not expect. Up instead of down, down when I expected up, left instead of right etc.
Next to the Map Butterfly I found some caterpillars of the Brimstone in my garden; their chrysalises emerged a little bit slower and into one direction.
Due to the gravitational force this Brimestone glides out of the chrysalis and lost the control of its tongue for a second. Sometimes they are really funny stunters!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.