Chrysalis

Here is another Chrysalis I found. This belonged to an Atlas Moth, and, like its caterpillar and imago (adult), it is very large.

This is an old cocoon, and you can see its behaviour of wrapping itself in leaves to further hide and protect itself.


However, as you may be able to see from the image above, there are small parasite holes in the cocoon. This, along with the fact that there is no apparent split in the cocoon where the moth would have emerged from, means that this too had been the nursery for parasitic wasps that we saw yesterday.