Sunday, October 11, 2009


I could not resist the temptation...
to collect the caterpillars in a box.
for watching the cocooning process.

One of the 3 had already glued himself under the window-sill,
the other two were still running to find a perfect spot.
that was in my little box... ;-)

I put a glass on top so they could not escape.
This morning I found, they had glued themselves ón the glass.
and you can clearly see a small rope around their middle,
which they have been spinning overnight.
now is the waiting for the go cocooning...

as I have followed this process some years ago...
you can follow the whole transformation in more detail of a Swallowtail

go to post labeled: save the Queen...

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