Look what I've spotted on an Oleander leaf. I haven't seen a chrysalis for years and years.
I'm as excited as a small child! I'm also remembering the many, many chrysalises I saw as a child in amongst the stand of Oleanders that used to grow on the footpath outside my childhood home. They were wondrous sights to me then ... and now!
I'm so hoping that it's the chrysalis of the Common Crow or Oleander Butterfly, as I bought a couple of Oleanders for the sole purpose of attracting these butterflies.
The problem is that I understood the Common Crow chrysalis to be silver-coloured, and this doesn't look all that silver to me!
The caterpillar I saw on munching on the leaves last week sure did look like the larvae of the Common Crow Butterfly though. So I'm waiting patiently now, hoping that I get to see the butterfly that emerges from this brilliant chrysalis.