Monday, 4 August 2014

When I Wasn't Watching

I checked on the larva's progress this morning and it hadn't formed the chrysalis yet but I could tell by how it was curled up that it was getting ready to shed its last skin. The other caterpillar has crawled up to the top as well and will be going through this process itself today.
A couple of hours later, it had pupated. The other one was right against the edge of the lid and the container so I couldn't take the lid off for a closeup. Instead, I had to shoot the photo through plastic.
On the bottom of the Bug Bottle was the shriveled remains of the last shed skin. You can easily see the longer rear antennae.

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