Over a week ago, our niece gave us a caterpillar that was about to form its chrysalis. Sure enough, about two days later, we had a beautiful green chrysalis with gold accents. It really was a work of art. We suspected that we would have a butterfly by this morning because last night we could clearly see the details of the wings through the walls of the chrysalis. Sure enough, it greeted us this morning! It was still hanging on the empty chrysalis drying its wings. We brought it outside and placed it on some of the flowers in my garden. A few hours later, it fluttered away.