I had nine caterpillars form chrysalises the other day. They should be emerging about Saturday. Most of the chrysalises are nicely colored, like grapes.
I noticed on one of them that there are brown spots on the top, near the stem. At first I thought maybe there was a wasp or something inside, but he also seems more developed than the others, with his wings showing more clearly. Since they are all in various positions, it is hard for me to see all the angles of all the chrysalises. Anyway, this one definately has brown spots at the top, like when a grape has been left out to long. Is something wrong?
After my disaster the other night when I accidentally killed what might have been a chrysalis with more excess skin than normal, I am reluctant to try to remove him to put him by himself. Everyone pupated close together and all the silk seems to be intertwined so that would make removal even more difficult. I felt horrible when I ended up dropping the other one I tried to isolate and am not in a killing mood today. Any ideas what this is on the chrysalis and what I should do? I know this topic was mentioned recently within a thread but I can not find it by looking through the subject lines.