Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped


From La Selva Ecolodge, Ecuador.

Caterpillars have wrapped themselves in cocoons, to emerge later as butterflies.  The butterfly house at La Selva had many different species, and here are a selection of the diverse cocoons they make.  My husband says the ones on the bottom left look like Pokemon (he actually said Kakuna, but I’m thinking Metapod).

Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

5 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

  1. Lola Jane May 18, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    What an interesting photo, I’ve never seen how one would keep cocoons in a butterfly house.

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    • Mei-Mei May 18, 2015 / 9:51 pm

      Yes! I think they collected them from where the caterpillars made them in the greenhouse. We saw several others out on branches.

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