It is not long before one of the queen caterpillars spins a wad of silk on a twig and attaches its last set of pro-legs to the silky sac. Hanging like a bat, the caterpillar sheds its skin and transforms into a lime green pupa called a chrysalis.
It is in this chrysalis that the process of metamorphosis takes place. A process where the caterpillar transforms into an adult butterfly. A day later, Anne and I can see the beginnings of the wing formation within the pupa.
In about ten days, the conversion will be complete and an adult butterfly will emerge. Like proud parents, Anne and I await the birth of the queen butterfly.