Although I get to see a few chrysalids around my small garden every year, not every butterfly can come into the world. There are predators lurking amidst the leaves. I started this blog with the birth of the Common Crow butterfly.These jewels look most striking when they're new and green. You can see how the colour changes as the days go by. After waiting eagerly for the final emergence, you can imagine my disappointment at the sight of the little opening on the chrysalis.
It must've been this spider lurking around here to suck the life out of an unborn butterfly.
And talking about spiders, looks like it's a spider eat spider world.
And here's a damselfly feasting voraciously on the remnants of what looks like a fly!