A Roamer

This guy is a roamer--full of wanderlust to find a place to pupate. No more eating--even the most delicate and sumptuous anise fronds are ignored. He's emptied his gut, and now he's on a frantic undulating search for The Place. Here he's waving him/herself around off the end of the twig to see if anything else is out there to grab onto.

Let's see how far down we can reach and still stay attached to the twig...

Hunkered down for a few moments...

Anything down there?

The whole 9 cm...well, maybe 5.

Home

Home
The condo, nursery, bassinet, and pupa pad...
Tools...
Time for chow...
Beware store-bought food!
The preferred foods...
Convergence...
Eggs!
Hatching and Newborn...
Reasoning with a youngster...
Odd coloration...
Pumpkerpillars...
Twins... A tiny wasp larva intervenes...
Don't toss out that drowned cat!
Silk...
Frass...
Something there is in a fennel plant that loves a caterpillar egg...
Cats can be a handful... Applying low voltage...
Molting--shedding the skin and head capsule...
Time to roam...
Contortion...spinning the silken harness
It's pupating where??
What is that weird thing?!
Dunno--that pupa looks sort of dead...
No harness? Stop worrying...
Emergence...
The butterfly...
Girl or Boy?
The fabulous flying machine...
Full Span...
The antennae...
The proboscis...
Close-up...
Home Feeding...
Lifespan Timeline...