Painted Lady cardui larvae 


Say Hi to the new ‘guys’ , yes, there are 5 very hungry caterpillars in their total environment living pot.  They are just setting in & happily munching away. 

Apparently I will not have to do anything until they pupate. I thought this would be a good trial run into butterfly keeping ( next spring??? If all goes well)

And now I suppose I wait for the butterflies??


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    • Luckily this time I will not need to worry about what & how much to feed the caterpillars. They are fairly normal UK butterflies, in the garden. So the butterflies should just need some nectar rich flowers until I release them. It’s a trial run before I take the plunge & have a go properly in the spring.

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