Monday, 31 August 2015

Peacock - Day 9 - Pupa (Detailed Photos)

Here are two fantastic shots of the pupa, taken by my OH..

The pupa has slightly different colouring from when it first changed, I should imagine that he will be emerging in the next few days

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Peacock - Day 3 - Pupa

I came down this morning to a changed caterpillar and the skin he had just shed (which is fascinating).

You can see where the head part has split in two.
Here you can clearly see his little legs all bunched up
And now he looks like this..

What a miraculous change!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Peacock - Day 1

We found this little fella marching across the road today! I just had to have him but I didn't have my caterpillar transporting pot with me. Luckily we weren't very far from home so I carried him on my hands, he wouldn't stay still and he walked all the way home from one hand to the other. We managed to catch it on video too. He is so fast!

He looks quite big and is very active so he is probably not far off from becoming a pupa!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Red Admiral II - Day Twelve - Butterfly

Isn't he a stunner!! No video, but at least I have this..

It amazes me every time!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Red Admiral II - Day Eleven

I realised that I hadn't taken a photo of the pupa and I think that the butterfly will emerge very soon!

Look at the webbing that he is attached to!!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Red Admiral II - Day Four - Pupa

I finally captured a caterpillar turning in to a pupa - it's not great video as it was all a bit of a panic! (I will be embed this video as soon as I have finished editing!)

Monday, 3 August 2015

Red Admiral II - Day Three

That didn't take long - J time! I can't believe that he decided to attach himself to the netting at the top of the caterpillarium.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Red Admiral II - Day One

On our walk today I found a Red Admiral caterpillar folded in a nettle leaf. He was in a vulnerable spot where the property owners could be cutting back their over grown garden any day. So he came back with me to the caterpillarium, where he will be safe, cosy and have plenty to eat.

Gorgeous little creature!