Friday, May 25, 2012

Euptoieta claudia aka variegated fritillary raised from caterpillar captured on passion vine leaf on World Peace Wetland Prairie a couple of weeks earlier

Until it formed chrysalis, caterpillar below had to have a fresh passion-flower leaf daily
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Variegated caterpillars were busy on passion vine leaves on May 8, 2011.
One taken on its leaf and placed in small plastic pet carrier

Chrysalis shell was empty and tiny variegated fritillary graced the box on morning of May 25, 2012
Please scroll down to May 8, 2012, post on this site to see the caterpillar on a Passion flower leaf before he was captured, put in pet carrier for a few days with fresh leaves daily until he formed a chrysalis and finally emerged as a butterfly during the night of May 24-25, 2012.

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