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The spiny elm caterpillar turns into a mourning cloak butterfly (nymphalis antiopa) called Trauermantel in German. It is a protected and endangered species in…

After taking pics in the garden today I picked up a hitch hiker. Found it on my jeans so invited it to pose for me.

When I write, I am basically talking to myself, Out aloud for all to see. I talk with an authority, But in fact, I am telling myself mostly. Its a…

[褪皮化蛹] 經過大約18小時的前蛹期,蟲蟲即將褪皮化蛹。由於蟲與蛹的模樣實在差太多,沒親眼看過褪皮的人,可能難以置信兩者是同一個生命的前後期吧。 整個扭動褪皮的過程不到10分鐘,沒特地等看的人,應該很容易錯過。 to be continued... (未完待續...)

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[終齡幼蟲] 經過四次脫皮,變成終(五)齡幼蟲。 這階段的身體不再是模擬成鳥大便的醜模樣,而是整隻呈現漂亮的翠綠色,背上有對水汪汪假眼。 食量變很大,一天會吃掉好幾片葉子,開飯時常常不間斷地啃著葉子,沒幾分鐘就吃掉一葉,非常驚人。 m to be continued...…

[蛋與幼蟲] 這是我第五次在陽台成功育成無尾鳳蝶。感謝蝴蝶媽媽們一直對我的陽台不離不棄,也歸功於那幾年秋冬吃柳丁吐出的籽沒有丟垃圾桶,而是被我埋到花盆裡。當然也要感謝這幾年的陽光和台灣自來水公司幫忙我照顧植栽。 有了前幾次育蝶及跟拍的經驗,這次較能掌握蝴蝶羽化各階段的時間點,也因此留下不…

the weather is beautiful here in upstate new york today.. 61 degrees.. cool and perfectly warm when the clouds part to let the sun shine down.. it's too nice to…

i always grew up calling these simply tent worms.. and never really liked them either.. probably because they were just everywhere, and made these nasty web…

Yesterday I got a real chance to test some features of my "new" camera. We went for a short walk after I finished the preparations for my mother’s little…
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