Fauna, Flora

Strange green capsule found attached to house

This dude in the crazy stripes will soon be a striking orange and black monarch… but not before cramming all that heft into a green capsule, decorated with shiny gold dust.

upside down or right side up? who can tell with all those stripes and four sneaky antennae

His sibling was lazy, crawling only a couple of feet off the juicy butterfly weed leaves before attaching himself to the nearby house for his chrysalis phase. In broad daylight, with no protection from the elements. Natural selection comes to mind, but you have to admire the self confidence it takes to show off like that in front of everyone.

Or at least we THINK that’s what these guys are. It’s been 35 years since the first Cocoon movie so maybe it’s time for Cocoon III: Eternal Stripes. Let’s just hope it fares better than Cocoon: The Return, scoring 33% on the Tomatometer. That’s rotten.