Butterfly hatched in our fridge - not an April Fool!

Butterfly hatched in our fridge - not an April Fool!

Observation - Butterfly hatched in our fridge - not an April Fool! - UK and Ireland. Description: My husband was rather surprised to find this sitting on top of a pot of yoghourt in the fridge - it appears to have just hatched from the pupa found attached to the top (inside) of the fridge compartment. Presumably came in as a caterpillar on some cabba

My husband was rather surprised to find this sitting on top of a pot of yoghourt in the fridge - it appears to have just hatched from the pupa found attached to the top (inside) of the fridge compartment. Presumably came in as a caterpillar on some cabbages.

It seems to have hatched rather early, despite being so cold - 'UK Butterflies' website suggests late April is when they are expected. On the other hand, 'Complete Guide to British Butterflies' Brooks and Knight have spring brood as mid-March to mid-May, so maybe not early at all.