nanonaturalist: Guess who I found! Three fat …

nanonaturalist:

Guess who I found! Three fat & happy hackberry emperor caterpillars!

March 25, 2018

Well that was easy! One chrysalis here, one coming tomorrow!

They are so good at camouflaging, it took me ten minutes of searching for caterpillar #3 before I saw the shed skin and started looking for a chrysalis. When they are backlit, they are completely invisible—half the time I can’t find them even when I know they’re there.

March 27, 2018