October 5, 2011
The last few weeks I have been spoiled with bloggable stories, but this week I needed inspiration. I took a stroll out to the North Campus to see what I could find, and was excited to happen upon the first North Campus caterpillar.
The caterpillar I found was in the last and final "J stage" of its larval lifecycle, just about to pupate.
Easily recognizable, Gulf Fritillary caterpillars are striped and spiny.
24 hours later the caterpillar had metamorphosed into the pupal stage, aka chrysalis.
If you look close, you can see the developing wings....
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