Mystery Solved

In an earlier post I pondered what lay within a silky tent strung between segments of chicken wire. A butterfly larva? Or as one reader opined, perhaps a paralyzed caterpillar, soon to be devoured by a spider?

While I wasn’t looking, the caterpillar — which was very much alive and not on anyone’s menu — continued to spin its magic and metamorphosed into a shiny cocoon.

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2 thoughts on “Mystery Solved

  1. Do you know what’s funny? I never saw the actual chicken wire. I was looking only at the form of the webbing, and thought that looked vaguely chicken-wire-ish. No wonder we have such a hard time seeing what’s right in front of our noses!
    I see the chicken wire now, plain as day. Sigh.

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