Life-cycle

On Monday evening I found a caterpillar on the shed door-frame.

Caterpillar

Three days later, here it is again:

Chrysalis

I can’t be too sure until it becomes a fully-formed chrysalis, but I’m guessing it’s one of the voracious caterpillars seen munching their way through the garden in October

All-weather defoliant

in which case it should become a small white butterfly like this in the spring.

Butterfly on philadelphus

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