Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Last Meal

Remember the Red Admiral egg posted on 27th April? Three weeks later the caterpillar is now getting through a leaf per day, finishing off one here...


Off to find another...


Then sewing the leaf into a tent inside which it then started to feed again.


(Wish it had done this on a sunny day. The gloom meant using flash, which this camera doesn't do well with macro).

This turned out to be the final leaf. It has now sewn up one more inside which it is starting to pupate exactly three weeks after the egg hatched, all this occuring on my living room window sill. (Some people have house plants I understand?)

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