Monday, June 14, 2010

Painted Lady


  I ordered the Live Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore thinking it would be fun and educational for the kids to witness the stages of metamorphosis- it was! Below are a few pictures from the project:
(May 17 - June 5, 2010)

 This is the box our larvae were delivered in.
I wonder what the mail carrier thought when he saw this!
Inside the box: caterpillars in a sealed container with all the food they need!

Watching them grow!

Getting Bigger!

Time for Transformation!

Getting ready to transfer five cocoons into the garden!

"See mommy"...

Waiting 7-10 days
These butterflies will have 10,000 eyes, no nose, and will taste with their feet!!

The birth of a butterfly! The "red" is not blood -
it's meconium, the left over color and unneeded tissues from wing formation.

The Painted Lady
Scientific Name: Vanessa Cardui L.

Saying Goodbye!

Butterfly Celebration Breakfast!

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