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Old Jul 25, 2012, 7:58 PM   #1
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Default A caterpillar changing into the pupa

Walking in my flower garden Saturday morning, I spotted a Caterpillar that was attaching itself to a flower branch to start the change into the Pupa stage before becoming a butterfly. Ran in and got the camera, and grabbed a few shots.

I thought that it would take a long time to do the change, and figured I would check on it the next day. A couple of hours later I happened to walk by it and looked, and it had already changed into the pupa. I had no idea that the Caterpillar could change itself so quickly.

Anyway, I got some shots of the changed animal. ( I had planned to again get shots of it coming out as a butterfly, and kept checking on it. Unfortunately on Monday it disappeared, so apparently one of the birds got it as a meal.)

I thought I would share so Ken can show the shots to his grandkids.

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Old Jul 25, 2012, 8:07 PM   #2
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Here you can see where the Caterpillar has attached itself to the branch and has brought its head back against its body.






And just a few hours later, it has completed its change into the Pupa stage.




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Quick li'l buggers, eh? Good catches, Steve.
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Good shots come from good ideas. These are good.

When I slow the little brats down enough later, I'll show them both sets of shots.
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Thanks for your comments, Gary and Ken.
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Again a really nice series you made Steven.
Nice to see this!

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Thanks, Lordje.
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Worked well for me and the Grandbrats Steven. They were really interested. They'd been taught it in school but the photos really made a difference in their understanding of it.

Me, on the other hand am still confused...
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Worked well for me and the Grandbrats Steven. They were really interested. They'd been taught it in school but the photos really made a difference in their understanding of it.

Me, on the other hand am still confused...
Glad the kids liked it Ken. As far as being confused, it seems like that happens to me all the time now that I'm old.
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