what do u think this might be

Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,572

Hi has anybody any idea of what this cacooc is in my allotment shed,im hopeing its warm enough for it to suvive,iv just put an old carpet down to try to keep it a bit warmer image any ideasimage is it friend or foe ,thought id just show you all mi shed tied down were on a bit of a hill in a field ,really WINDY here in Tenby no snow  tho



themommoment  tho,








  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    Alan - looks like a chrysalis of some form to me  - It might a butterfly or a pretty moth. image

    I could possibly be wrong though but I wouldn't worry about keeping it warm , they usually survive regardless.

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    I think i am not certain its a moth or butterfly,it will be fine as long as it is not disturbed.I had one in the greenhouse once and if I rightly recall it became a big green caterpillar,then a butterfly obviously.nice garden you have there the other side of the Severn.I am on hill going the other way ,Down.looks a nice big garden good Idea raised beds.anyhow its blowing a cold blast here too!!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,469

    It's a butterfly or moth chrysalis -this site says that some varieties of blue and brown butterflies overwinter as chrysalids - it'll emerge when the weather warms up - can you leave a door or window open so it can find it's way out easily - it'll need a source of nectar or sugar syrup - info here


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,469

    Flowering rose - nearly right - sequence is caterpillar then chrysalis or cocoon then imago (adult insect) image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Forget all that moth/butterfly rubbish Alan-it is definitely one of these-be afraid ,be very afraidimage....................



  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,572

    SOTO STRIKES AGAIN !!!!OH NO NOT ANOTHER ALIEN I HAD ONE LAST WEEK  IN NORWICH,,AND dovefromabove iv left the kettle and coffee and t and suger for it just in case and if this grows up and eats all my plants an that its all your lots  fault right wonder if it,ll need a pillow 2nite 

    im gon Alanimage

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,232

    Heeeeeeeeeeeelp!! I'm running away, screaming.

    Allotment is looking good, all ready to go.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,469

    Oooh, which alien did you come across in Norwich Alan?  Was it one I know?


    Oh and yes, pillow, duvet and electric blanket image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • If you leave a window open for it now,  Alan, the shed 'll take off! image

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,572

    AND where am i going to get the ELECTRIC from fa the blanket on mi allotment then DOVE, sorry candle candle power only at the moment 


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