Poor ting yah, Erick.
Aww, sorry it didn't make it. I forgot about all your pokipines from before. I thought for sure was a citrus swallowtail egg since the egg was on your lemon tree. My son's pamphlet says they also call your pokipine the "passion vine butterfly" here in Hawaii. By chance any passion fruit vines nearby? -L
L, you are totally correct. There are passion fruit vines directly above my lemon plant. I suspected that pokipine didn't survive because he hatched on the wrong type of plant for him. I was hoping that the egg was a citrus swallowtail egg. Can you tell me . . . is this the swallowtail caterpillar?: http://jalna.blogspot.com/2014/04/update-on-my-lemon-plants.html
Yes that's the citrus swallowtail caterpillar! That one in the pic looks pretty old, like right before it turns into a chrysalis. Next time put um in a jar, it's pretty when it comes out. When they first hatch from the egg though, they look REALLY different. They sometimes call them the bird poop caterpillar. It really does look like. ..you know! Lol. The young caterpillar looks like a blob of grey, white, brown on the leaf. When it's almost going to change into a chrysalis, then it gets to be that bright green color that yours was. My son just caught a new one today on our Cara Cara orange tree. It's still in the bird poop phase. :) -L
L!!!! I actually have a blog post in my Draft file called "Bird Poop Caterpillar"!!! I wrote it around six months ago, but never did post it.
That's so funny! What happened to that guy? -L
L, I think he dried up. Am gonna post the pictures tomorrow.
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