Recently I found a Common Crow (Euploea core) caterpillar.
Euploea core caterpillar
I decided to track the progress of the amazing chrysalis they make. A beautiful, golden metallic colour, that looks more like a piece of jewelry than anything else.
Euploea core chrysalis
Progess above from Day 1 to about Day 9.
And finally, a beautiful Common Crow butterfly emerges.
Look what I found on my tomato plant! It’s some sort of caterpillar inside of a silken/web cocoon. I’m assuming it is a tomato/cabbage looper of some sort but I need to do a bit more research to find out for sure. But since my garden is completely overgrown, I’m not really picky about who takes up residence. So, I think I’ll wait this one out and see what emerges. Stay tuned!