Sunday, October 31, 2021

Green cocoon

 Its interesting.

It took the caterpillar 3 days to sit still and wait. He waited 3 days to transform into cocoon.

Also this cocoon is a bright green one. While the cocoon of the other caterpillar was a brownish one.  (see last post)

In my observation the caterpillars were lookalikes. Both of the Small white cabbage butterfly.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

caterpillar and cocoon

The caterpillar made overnight a beautiful safety belt around his belly. Now he is waiting till he transforms into cocoon. You can clearly see the tiny white belt at a third of his body.

This is the cocoon of the caterpillar that transformed some weeks ago. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Caterpillar Small Cabbage White

About 2 weeks ago, I found a caterpillar crawling up the wall. I hoped he would climb a bit higher, because I knew he was looking for a place to cocoon. A bit higher would be a bit safer.

I forgot to make a photo, wanted to do it the next day, but the next day when I looked again, he had gone into cocoon. 

Today I found another caterpillar also climbing up the wall. As I looked at it better, I saw him busy making a safety belt. That means he is preparing for going into cocoon. So I grabbed my camera, however its darkening already and only got this one sharp. (click images for sharper view)

Tomorrow I think he has gone into cocoon also and will make some more photo's.

I think its the caterpillar of Small Cabbage White (Klein Koolwitje)

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Crested Tit

 Have n't seen him for a long while, the Crested Tit.

Mostly I notice him in winter at the feeding table, but now today he has a good bath.

Such a beautiful bird!