last week C was doing some work out in the pasture chopping down thistles when he found an interesting caterpillar. we couldn't identify it but figured it must eat thistles. C provided some and put the caterpillar in a container, but it was not interested in eating. in fact, we wondered if it was dead the way it curled up at the bottom of the jar. but the next morning we found it like this:
it hung in our kitchen for about a week, until we noticed on saturday that a butterfly had replaced the chrysalis. too bad we missed it emerging.