My Painted Lady Butterflies

Our cup of caterpillars

I couldn’t believe how big my caterpillars were when I looked at them this afternoon.  It seemed to me they grew since this morning.  Soon they’ll hang on the lid of the jar in a “j” shape then start hardening into chrysalides.

I put them in a stemmed cutglass dish on the dining room table so we can keep an eye on them and they can stay safe on our often messy table.

Below  is a photo of what the caterpillars will look like when they emerge as butterflies.  The top two are female the bottom two males. They migrate from northern Mexico to Canada. You can read more about them here and see some videos if you’d like.

 

 

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