I was planning for a garden makeover where I wanted to remove some plants and add plants that attracted butterflies. The palms I thought were boring and monotonous so I thought I will relocate them . To my surprise I found this treasure below .
On this palm I found an empty pupal case , I was so upset that I had not seen the pupa before the butterfly had emerged. But to my surprise I found a fresh pupa, eggs and a newly emerged Tailed palmfly butterfly . I realized that on one palm plant in the garden I had observed the whole life cycle of the Tailed palmfly .
I found some feeding patterns on the palms , on having a closer look I was surprised to find a tiny caterpillar with a black head.
I derive immense pleasure by holding a newly emerged butterfly .These are simple pleasures of life which can be achieved by being considerate to life around us. This palm for example which I had considered to be boring and monotonous had really opened my eyes that No plant is useless as every form of life has a purpose in this Universe.
” Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.” ~Jeffrey Glassberg