October 18, 2012

Creepy Crawlers: The Moth

Yes, two weeks ago, I took another batch of caterpillar from our subdivision and put them in my jar. This time, it is different type than the previous one. I took them from the taro or gabi plant. it look like these:
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After two days of feeding, it suddenly changed to a darker shade of green which is an indication that it will turn into a pupa. However, unlike the  first batch, the caterpillars collected some leaves and wrapped it around as added protection. After more than two weeks, it totally came out of the chrysalis. This time, it was not a butterfly but a brown colored moth.

Maybe, next time I will look for another variety of caterpillar and find out if it will turn into a butterfly or a moth.