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The metamorphosis has started...

In an earlier log today I showed a large Caterpillar.



This one to be exact.


Well tonight it has started it's metamorphosis.

It is spinning it's cocoon.

Hard to get a real close up that is clear, but you can see the start of the spinning.

I place him in a larger plastic container.  I wanted it to have enough room when it comes out.

I will take a few more pictures and then print them out for my grand daughter for show and tell.


To think this guy almost got discarded with the rest of the old plants and most likely would not have survived.  So, I need to make this a learning project for the young kids.

Comment balloon 10 commentsWilliam Feela • August 14 2015 09:02PM


Here is a photo of Monarch caterpillar. While not an endangerous butterfly they are becoming scarce....  This is bred from a green house and released 


Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 5 years ago

Please show more cacoon and what you are going to do with it?

Sam Shueh

Thank you so much for sharing your collection.

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 5 years ago

That entire process is so fascinating to me William.....great photos. 

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 5 years ago

Good morning William. I hope that after the change you will let the guy go. 

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 5 years ago

Bill, the moths that you speak of are on the rare side in our area... It is a great find!

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 5 years ago

What a great thought to turn this in to a learning experience for the little ones! Wonderful project!

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 5 years ago

Sorry I missed the first one but this one is interesting.  However, not all of them turn into beautiful butterflys, some just destroy plants.  Which is witch or Witch is which?

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 5 years ago

The life cycle of butterflies and caterpillars continues to fascinate me, even after all these years.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 5 years ago

Now to follow the process for the next few weeks, so see what color comes out.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 5 years ago

Thanks Bill, it is not often that we have the opportunity to watch one of these transitions take place with play by play photos.


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 5 years ago