Can you Identify my 4yr olds Caterpillar?! *EDIT, LOOK WHAT IT DID!!!*

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by hollymh, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    Maybe a swallowtail? Any idea, she is hoping and praying for a butterfly [​IMG]

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    MY DAUGHTER IS SOOO HAPPY AND SO AM I [​IMG], she is going to get her much wanted butterfly and as some of you know we live in Guam so the weather is the same year round and we should hav e abeuatiful butterfly in a week or two!!!

    This is the same guy from the pics above, he is a Chrysalis!!!
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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I think that its a moth of some kind...
     
  3. denim deb

    denim deb Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Moths live in cocoons not in a crysalis like this... butterfly... just don't know what kind..very pretty.
     
  5. old geezer

    old geezer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]... pretty sure it's a monarch......
     
  6. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a monarch. They are thin, yellow, black and white stripes. Maybe an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
     
  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    I don't know, but I was thinking that 4 years old was awful old for a caterpiller ... [​IMG] [​IMG] I need some [​IMG] .
     
  8. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Swallowtail of some sort. The big fake eyes are a classic signs.
     
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Perhaps a luna moth will emerge [​IMG]
     
  10. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:It is some type of swallowtail butterfly chrysalis. Depending where you live your daughter may have a long wait as the last caterpillars of the season overwinter as a chrysalis emerging in the spring as a butterfly.

    If she plans to keep it until then, you will want to keep it in a cooler area as the warm house may cause it to emerge early when there is nothing for it to eat. If you are in a warm climate then she can keep it until it emerges then release it within a few days. There is a lot of information on the web about raising butterflies.

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