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Found in the lid of the dusbin..

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I wondered what these were. T thinks they are butterfly larvae.

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I think they are Cabbage White butterflies, but no less precious for that, hopefully you are saving rather than disposing of them!

30 Sep, 2017

 

Have only seen a few butterflies around this year. Sad!

Agree they do look like Cabbage White chrysalids.

30 Sep, 2017

 

I think they are moths my self still good as they polinate more than bees.

30 Sep, 2017

 

Interesting how the butterflies/moths got into the dustbin!
If they hatch next year lets hope they can get out again in time!

30 Sep, 2017

 

We have put them in a box so they don't get disturbed again. T put the old net from the bean row into the bin. That's where we think they came from. Strangely we found lots of ladybirds wintering in the lid of the bin a couple of years ago.

1 Oct, 2017

 

How strange, I've never seen such things.

1 Oct, 2017

 

We had one on our toilet cistern last winter. We carefully left it alone but it never hatched - we think the room was too warm and dried it out. I found large numbers of hibernating snails between two plant pots - will pick the off and move them far away...though I guess that will probably kill them.

1 Oct, 2017

 

they are cabbage white butterfly chrysalis. the caterpillars amy have crawled in as it is dark and secure in there. they then anchored themselves and spun their cocoon. If they are in a box put some dry compost in with them and place somewhere cool, in a shed for example or garage. if they are in the house they will get too hot.
they overwinter in hedge bottoms/leaf litter in the wild.

2 Oct, 2017

 

Years ago Younger son was given (tropical) moth chrysalids. He kept them in his room and, to be honest, we forgot about them.

Then one day I heard this rustling and when I investigated found two beautiful moths with a wing span of around 6-8 inches. They were lovely!

2 Oct, 2017

 

Wow! What happened to them?

2 Oct, 2017

 

We opened the window and set them free. They wouldn't survive even though the weather was good but at least they had a brief spell of freedom.

3 Oct, 2017

 

I hope they enjoyed the time outside they had.

3 Oct, 2017

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