This is the Common Crow butterfly/Euploea core. It's also referred to as the Common Indian Crow and is found in South Asia. Although I had seen the caterpillar and the chrysalis earlier this year, I was disappointed to find out that the chrysalis had a hole in the middle. My guess is that a spider must have been the predator at large.
Earlier this month I was happy to see two caterpillars on the fig plant. They soon fattened up but I found only one chrysalis.It was a pale creamish colour and difficult to get a good shot.
Later it changed to a beautiful green. Sorry for the blurry pictures...somehow the light turned against me:)
But to see this sight this morning is a moment I'll never forget. It stayed for a long while drying its wings. As I clicked away, I saw a tiny caterpillar (same species) munching away. I hope my fig plant and I will witness many such occasions in the years to come.
Thank you for stopping by.
The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough.~ Rabindranath Tagore