Orange Tip Progress IV


coker

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 12:54
Having spent yesterday wandering around inspecting the various twigs/stems I had provided, the larva decided on this one on which to continue its life as a pupa.

First thing this morning:





Note the pad at the bottom end & the sling around the stem & its girth, both made of silk it has spun to support it. This will remain for all of its life until the adult butterfly emerges.

I think there's a new texture in the area behind its head, possibly indicative of the start of the metamorphosis within.......?

To be continued.

Thanks for looking,

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

Lubbyman

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 13:19
Beautiful photograph of an amazing creature.

Will you be doing macro NMR scans to record the transformations inside the pupa?

Steve

alfpics

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 14:07
Fantastic! Thanks once again Roger!
Andy

coker

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 15:51
Wow, Steve! That really would be something now, wouldn't it?!!!!!

My pleasure, Andy!

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!
Last Edited by coker on 08/05/2020 - 15:52

bforbes

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 16:21
Keeping us in suspense. Do you do time lapse by any chance ?
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

prsjnb

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 17:23
Yet another corker, Mr Coker

What are you hoping for - a boy or a girl

Too early to solicit suggestions for names?

Jon

coker

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 17:29
'Fraid not, Barrie.

Did one once, of some roofing work being done on our Church. All it did was tie-up my (only!) camera for days & put millions on the shutter count!
The result was decidedly under-whelming........

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!
Last Edited by coker on 08/05/2020 - 17:30

coker

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 17:36
Sorry, Jon, but I'm too busy boiling kettles, tearing up sheets & walking up & down the hallway chain-smoking to think of such things.

But don't let me stop you (all)!

One boy's & one girl's from everyone then..........

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

prsjnb

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 21:08
Well, if it were left to me I would name them Chris or Alice. Names that when concatenated conveniently create a homophone for chrysalis

Shame, then, that this time round you only had the one larva.

Jon

coker

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 23:15
If there had been three more, they could have been Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.......

Good night.

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

Lubbyman

Link Posted 12/05/2020 - 10:47
OK, after long and careful consideration ... Pippa pupa if it's a girl, Peter pupa if it's a boy.

Steve

coker

Link Posted 21/05/2020 - 12:19
......picked a peck of pickled.....




Oh no, don't worry, I'm going!

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!
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