Sunday, August 17, 2008

Butterfly at home??

Later in the week we were walking down the street and I noticed a Caterpillar on a Dusty Miller bush. On the walk home it was still there so we took it home as well as a few branches. It ate like crazy and two days later we went and got more of the same branches. Now it has made a cocoon and has been in one, in a vase (I couldn't find anything else to put it in). It is a little hard to see because the vase has stickers on it but the cocoon is see-thru and the body can be seen. Not sure if it is going to finish its process to become a butterfly or moth since now it has been over 2 weeks and nothing has happened. But, it is still neat. I don't think I've ever caught a Caterpillar that did anything but die before or we had it for a day or so and then let it go.

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