The balcony observer's 202nd report- Metamorphosis in autumn 秋天的蛻變(3) 無尾鳳蝶 (Papilio demoleus)

by Tsao T-F November. 30, 2019 91 views

[Pupa 蛹]

The pre-pupa of my eleventh Lemon butterfly (Papilio demoleus) fixed herself by a three-point method (two stretched silks on bilateral "shoulders" and  a group of twisted silk on her tail, all are emitted from her mouth) to the branch of an orange tree and kept stationary for many hours.

The pre-pupa of my eleventh Lemon butterfly (Papilio demoleus) fixed herself by a three-point method (two stretched silks on bilateral "shoulders" and a group of twisted silk on her tail, all are emitted from her mouth) to the branch of an orange tree and kept stationary for many hours.

The upside view of the pre-pupa 這是前蛹的俯視圖。經過嘴巴吐絲後,前蛹期的無尾鳳蝶藉由兩條絲線及尾部的絲,三點支撐懸吊在橘子樹的枝條上。

The upside view of the pre-pupa 這是前蛹的俯視圖。經過嘴巴吐絲後,前蛹期的無尾鳳蝶藉由兩條絲線及尾部的絲,三點支撐懸吊在橘子樹的枝條上。

After peeling, she became a green pupa. 脫皮後,她形成一個綠色的蛹。

After peeling, she became a green pupa. 脫皮後,她形成一個綠色的蛹。

The upside view of the pupa 這是蛹的俯視圖。

The upside view of the pupa 這是蛹的俯視圖。

Ten days later, then she became an adult butterfly, but still in the pupa. 十天後,她變成了成蝶了,但仍擠在蛹中。

Ten days later, then she became an adult butterfly, but still in the pupa. 十天後,她變成了成蝶了,但仍擠在蛹中。

The upside view of the pupa 這是蛹的俯視圖。

The upside view of the pupa 這是蛹的俯視圖。

How do we know when it would be time for the butterfly to come out? 我們怎麼知道什麼時候蝴蝶會出來呢?

How do we know when it would be time for the butterfly to come out? 我們怎麼知道什麼時候蝴蝶會出來呢?

The secret sign is the separation of his / her body from the shell. This sign is suggestive of the butterfly will come out soon (in few minutes to half hour). 秘密癥候是他/她的身體與外殼分離。 看到這個跡象表示蝴蝶很快就會破蛹出來(幾分鐘到半小時)。

The secret sign is the separation of his / her body from the shell. This sign is suggestive of the butterfly will come out soon (in few minutes to half hour). 秘密癥候是他/她的身體與外殼分離。 看到這個跡象表示蝴蝶很快就會破蛹出來(幾分鐘到半小時)。

The secret sign 破蛹前的秘密癥候

The secret sign 破蛹前的秘密癥候

to be continued... (未完待續...)

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Jay Boggess 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Amazing transformation! Nice work! Thanks!+1

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Tsao T-F Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Jay.smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Tsao T-F 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Always a pleasure, my Friend!

Happy Holidays!

+1grinning+1

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