Euphydryas phaeton caterpillars

psyc1210May 15, 2011

I have been lucky enough to come across a few Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillars.

I am raising them until they hatch from their chrysalids, and will release them back to the location where they seem to have a colony.

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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Oh, wow! What beautiful caterpillars!
There aren't too many people who post on this forum who've been lucky enough to raise baltimores, so congrats, congrats!
Hopefully you'll be able to get a picture to show us of an adult before you release it.
Sherry

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 7:19PM
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psyc1210

The first chrysalis

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 10:01PM
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butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

Incredible shot! Now you'll have to take a photo when the butterflies eclose.

Sandy

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 10:14PM
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bandjzmom(7 NWGeorgia)

Oh, wow. Gorgeous cats and a stunning chrysalis. I do not for the life of me see how every person would not see the beauty in these creatures. I mean, the patterns and colors are so beautiful. Some of my family just says YUCK when I send them pics of a super gorgeous cat. Crazy people!! :o)

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 7:20AM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Just beautiful cat - I love the ones with the obvious "zipper"!
Sherry

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 10:36AM
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psyc1210

    Bookmark   May 26, 2011 at 8:43AM
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