Today we made a discovery in examining the leaf litter from the HBO4 Y3 subplot. It’s a pretty strange finding, exact identity unknown. The discovery of this squishy, web-wrapped thing presented a mystery, and its unwrapping caused some of the lab volunteers to cringe. When its shiny black exterior was uncovered, the plot only thickened, as none of us were able to tell what exactly it was that had made its way into our leaf sample. Our best guess is a chrysalis. It is pictured below, first in its shawl, and then with its covering removed and a ruler for scale.
-Anna Canny, Lab Volunteer