Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Life - Oleander Crow

I am 41 yrs of age and I don't ever recall seeing one of these in my life...
So I am very excited to have actually seen part of the life cycle of a Butterfly.

On Saturday while I had Treena & Jeff still visiting I saw this thing hanging off of my Hoya (wax plant) and I was like OMG OMG!!! I was so I quickly raced inside and grabbed my camera(of course) and proceeded to take a million photos of the chrysalis.....So then over the course of the next 4 days I watched it get darker and darker and then yesterday morning I saw that it was very black and I was like OH NO I am going to miss the butterfly emerging from the pupa. You see I was going to Ayr yesterday for a Chiro appointment, so I left a note at the computer to jog Kirrily's memory so that she could take a photo of it! She actually missed the moment it emerged from the pupa but she actually got the photo of the butterfly before it flew away. It normally take about 2 weeks for the butterfly to form, so it must have been hanging there for a whole week and I hadn't even noticed it.

This butterfly is a Common Australian Crow - Euploea core corinna

Here are my photos

I am so happy that we got to see the butterfly....I would have wished I got to see the moment as it was emerging from the chrysalis, but I am just happy to have finally seen one with my own eyes. Looking forward to sharing more photographs with you all, in the mean time Happy Snapping! Point, Focus and Shoot!! Luv Shaz xoxo


  1. That is so cool, sorry you were not there to see it emerge, but at least you got to see what it was in the end.
    Catch up with you in a few days, unless I have access to a computer before then.

  2. Awww! I was hoping to see it too. Glad you got plenty of photos of the stages though. Good job on identifying it as well!

  3. This is soooooo coool babe!!! espically since you LOVE butterflies! he was a big butterfly too! xxx