There’s something cheerful about seeing queen caterpillars in January.
Hopefully spring — and queen butterflies — is around the corner.
After last week’s post about vision, let’s see what the world looks like in black and white.
We’ve featured queen butterfly caterpillars before, but each time we observe them, we learn something new.
That is a hatched queen butterfly egg. Bonus points if you can find the shed exoskeleton from a previous molt.
The caterpillar in the lower middle of the first photograph of this post has finished off the flower buds. What does it have to eat?
Now it begins to eat. Any guesses why it might start at the tip?
If you’d like to see the rest of the life cycle, try the queen butterfly emerges post.