Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Little Miss Sunshine Today

Well yesterday we had a cheerful sunny yellow caterpillar...this morning we have a pupa hidden in this little mass you see.

Late last night Sunshine was moving around like crazy in her little domain - wiggling and crawling and climbing and nibbling on the bark of the twigs we put inside. Some of her beautiful yellow fur coat was missing and she looked more green wormy than yellow fuzzy caterpillar. I could see some little cobwebby strings here and there and wondered if she/he was about to begin spinning a cocoon.

She did.

So now the fun is over and the waiting has begun...

WARNING: While reading up on caterpillars this morning, I found that some of them can sting and or cause a rash on sensitive skin - so it's best not to let the little fellas crawl up and down your arms and hands.


CanadianGrandma said...

How interesting! Can't wait to see a picture of the moth!