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Has BGE gone to far?

BurntRawBurntRaw Posts: 565
edited 4:24AM in EggHead Forum
This has probably been discussed in the past, but this is the first time I have seen this...

There I am mowing the yard and over on the side of the garage I notice this...

How does BGE get the them to do this?


According to google, this is a Monarch cocoon. At least I hope it is cuz I don't need any tiny BGEs flying around.




  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
    Holy crap! :huh:
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    Which came first?The Monarch or the Egg.
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Hey BurntRaw,

    Great find, it is indeed a Monarch chrysalis or cocoon. Sometimes called "a house made of golden nails". You must be somewhere in the south near open fields. The caterpillars feed on milkweed almost exclusively which makes them taste terrible to most predators.
    A great sign of spring if there ever was one. :)

  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Wow Gator, I'm impressed with that mini Monarch 101 class. I thought Celtic Wolf was the only one that could spiel out verbage like that.
  • BurntRawBurntRaw Posts: 565
    Thanks for the info.

    I do live in the South (Houston) but no fields around me and in all the years that we have lived in this location, this is the first one that I have seen.

    Now, every year we do get a lot of these critters munching up the parsley (ALL the parsley)...

  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    If you have a butterfly bush they willl come. At least in NJ Seems like they eat its nectar as well.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Is that a new line from BGE . . .micro-mini :whistle:
  • HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
    I'd think that, with a little care and scientific technique, you might be able to domesticate the little bugger and develop a competitive product to the BGE. You'd be able to market as "green" and "no carbon footprint in producting this Egg" and probably a few other wonderfully current appeals to your prospective customers. Probably, if carefully bred, you could stop the growth at various stages and have a small, medium, large, etc., size. So many opportunities, and they may only knock once!
  • :unsure: is THIS what comes out???

  • devmodedevmode Posts: 68
    More like this:

  • anyone have a clue :blink: it was about 5-6" wide and 4"
    tall :unsure:
  • A thin bat.

    Because Monarchs taste bad, the Viceroy butterfly has evolved similar appearance characteristics to protect it from potential predators.

    see it here:
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Anne ...No...your visitor is a large brown moth. Best I can tell, it may be the 'pachysphinx Modesta'. They can honestly get at large as a good sized mans hand! I have seen them frequesntly in the South, fortunately, always at rest. God forbid you run into one in flight without a helmet on! lol!! :blink:
    The crysalis shown will soon bear a beautiful orange and black Monarch butterfly.... ;)
    Have no fear of your moth....they don't eat much! :silly:
    See ya soon!
    Hollywood, FL
  • Thanks for some solid info, Michelle--thought it resembled a moth but it really was sooo biggg :ohmy: ...and hadn't seen any Big Green Lanterns around, but with all the green aliens... :whistle:
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