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Found these three in the front garden. Any ideas what type of butterfly/moth these will turn into? I'm hoping it's going to be something more interesting than the one with the funny eyes.
Large white butterfly.
Lock up your cabbages.
I knew it wouldn't be exciting
Glad I don't have any cabbages for them to chomp
They're at pupation stage, too, What are they onat the moment? Plant I mean, not medication!
I saw a lovely blue butterfly in the garden a few days ago,almost the colour of my t-shirt.
They are on some alliums (I think!) At least they are allium type leaves
Some wasps lay their eggs inside of caterpillars.
Some caterpillars need to burrow into the soil before pupating - perhaps this was why your caterpillar was on the sidewalk - as children when we had a caterpillar ready to pupate we always put them in a container with several inches of slightly moist soil in the bottom.
As the Tiger Swallowtail is a North American species I take it that you're not in the UK
I would just place it in a shady corner outside and leave it alone. I think it's either pupating or dieing. Nothing you do will change the outcome of either process.
Nature is so fascinating.
This Youtube video shows how it happens - it's wonderful http://lifecycle.onenessbecomesus.com/pupae.html