She emerged from her chrysalis last evening at about 9pm. She did everything perfectly and she was perfect. Given that she was 27 days in the chrysalis, because it is mid-Winter here in New Zealand and all and every butterfly process is ideally in diapause, it all went so well.
Today dawned fine, but then we had many showers on and off, so I kept her inside until the day warmed up somewhat and the rain slowed. Mid afternoon, when it seemed there would be a good length of sun before the next shower, I put her outside on a silver Cineraria plant that was under cover. She crawled about on the leaves for about 20 minutes then suddenly was up up and away.
A perfect first flight and off she flew to her perfect butterfly life.