The balcony observer's 177th report- Three sisters pupae 三姊妹蛹 (Papilio demoleus)

by Tsao T-F September. 17, 2019 85 views
One day, on the trunk of the orange tree trunk, a fifth instar (final) caterpillar decided to transform to a pupa. 一天,一隻五齡(終齡)幼蟲決定在這棵橘子樹幹靠近樹根的方脫皮成蛹。

One day, on the trunk of the orange tree trunk, a fifth instar (final) caterpillar decided to transform to a pupa. 一天,一隻五齡(終齡)幼蟲決定在這棵橘子樹幹靠近樹根的方脫皮成蛹。

Two weeks later, the green pupa changed to the lucent one. 兩個禮拜後,綠蛹變成了透明的蛹。

Two weeks later, the green pupa changed to the lucent one. 兩個禮拜後,綠蛹變成了透明的蛹。

Then a Lemon butterfly (Papilio demoleus) emerged. 然後一隻無尾鳳蝶破蛹而出了。

Then a Lemon butterfly (Papilio demoleus) emerged. 然後一隻無尾鳳蝶破蛹而出了。

Another one week later,  another fifth instar caterpillar came. 再一個裡拜過去了,來了另一隻五齡幼蟲。

Another one week later, another fifth instar caterpillar came. 再一個裡拜過去了,來了另一隻五齡幼蟲。

She decided to transform to a pupa just next to the empty pupa of her big sister. This time, she was brown. 她決定就在大姊留下的空蛹旁脫皮成蛹。這一次,她是棕色的。

She decided to transform to a pupa just next to the empty pupa of her big sister. This time, she was brown. 她決定就在大姊留下的空蛹旁脫皮成蛹。這一次,她是棕色的。

Coupled with another (middle sister) green pupa, there were three sisters pupae with different appearances. 再加上另一個(二姐)綠色的蛹,共有三個長不一樣的姊妹蛹。

Coupled with another (middle sister) green pupa, there were three sisters pupae with different appearances. 再加上另一個(二姐)綠色的蛹,共有三個長不一樣的姊妹蛹。

The other week later, the middle sister became lucent. 另一個裡拜過去後,二姐蛹變透明了。

The other week later, the middle sister became lucent. 另一個裡拜過去後,二姐蛹變透明了。

Then the middle sister emerged. 然後二姐破蛹而出了。

Then the middle sister emerged. 然後二姐破蛹而出了。

Two days later, the little sister became lucent also. 兩天後,小妹蛹也變透明了。

Two days later, the little sister became lucent also. 兩天後,小妹蛹也變透明了。

Then the little sister emerged. 然後小妹破蛹而出了。

Then the little sister emerged. 然後小妹破蛹而出了。

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Heike 5 months, 1 week ago

Excellent work, love this photo-stories!!!

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Tsao T-F Replied to Heike 5 months, 1 week ago

Thank you, Heike.

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