Last week the question was: What kind of butterfly will emerge from this chrysalis found in a rapeseed field?
This is the chrysalis of the cabbage white butterfly. The juvenile caterpillar form is a well known Brassica pest, the imported cabbage worm. It was first found in North America in 1860 and now inhabits most of the continent. This time of year these butterflies can be seen just about anywhere crops or weeds of the Brassicacea family are present. For more information, take a look at this page.
Here is this week’s question: What will this little guy be when it grows up?