|Timothy Tortrix (Aphelia paleana)|
For even more exciting news, I've taken some pictures of our new additions to the Shandy Hall Foundling Caterpillar Nursery! (We were going to name it the Foundling Caterpillar Orphanage, but decided against that because that sounded too depressing.) Here are a few of our new occupants munching away on a piece of clover that Patrick has given them.
|New Members of the Foundling Caterpillar Nursery|
The looper caterpillar, possibly a Shoulder-stripe (Anticlea badiata), has now pupated! We've put it in with the Yellow-tails and are waiting for it to emerge.
|Shoulder-stripe (Anticlea badiata) pupa|
We've been collecting plenty of caterpillars lately. This one came to us by chance this morning. I found it in the moth trap. It had attached itself to a Sweet Rocket petal and drifted in by accident. We don't know what it is, but hopefully it takes to the Sweet Rocket leaf I gave it and we will find out!
|Unknown Caterpillar Type|
- Post by Jane Wu