Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Last One of the Summer

Our last larva pupated last night.
I knew it was coming because it climbed to the top of the Bug Bottle and was hanging from the lid in the 'j' formation.
Apparently the sex of the butterfly-to-be can be determined at this stage by looking at the cremaster, the structure from which the pupa hangs. This is the best I could do in a hurry with my camera but I venture to say that it will be a male.
 I'll have to look closer with a magnifying glass to be sure.

We will be releasing our last butterfly in about 10 days.

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