It was so sad. It was taking an especially long time to emerge from it's chrysalis, and when it finally did, it seemed to have it's bottom half stuck inside. I looked vainly for help online, and it died 10 minutes later. Any ideas why this would happen? It was so awful.
I put a stick right under it, so it had something more than smooth plastic to grab onto. It didn't seem to help though. I guess, though, out of the 40+ caterpillars/pupas I have, it's probably not rare for a few to have problems.