The final moult from caterpillar to pupa.Papilio machaon,Spain.

Hi,

Thanks for viewing my pictures and taking the time to comment.Much appreciated!

I’m a dutch artist and nature-photographer(especially macro)currently based in N-Spain.

My homepage:http://imagepro.photography.com/JimmyHoffman

Cheers,Jimmy

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  • jesika
    jesikaabout 4 years ago

    A wonderfully presented sequence.
    j

  • Thanks a lot,Jesika.:)
    Cheers,Jim

    – jimmy hoffman

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 4 years ago

    Are we going to get the rebirth? I find the whole process so fascinating and beautiful. I spend hours waiting by an almost ready to eclose pupa, leave the room for the briefest time, et voila, a butterfly!
    j

  • I hope so,Jesika!But this pupa will hatch not earlier than May/June next year.
    Unlucky for you that you just missed it!(what kind of species?)Next time more luck,I hope.
    Cheers,Jim

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Etwin
    Etwinabout 4 years ago

    Great work, fascinating !!

  • Thanks,Etwin!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 4 years ago

    I’ve waited for more moths & butterflies than I can remember. I’ve got Old Lady and Gothic moth pupae – next July hopefully and a Woolly Bear (Garden Tiger Moth) trying to decide whether or not to pupate. Sometimes I’m lucky & get to film & photograph the process. I have been fortunate to photograph everything from meeting & mating to eclosion & first flight – magic…
    j

  • Yes,I agree.Magic,every time again!Probably next year I’ll get some eggs from the oleander Hawk Moth(Daphnis nerri).A beautiful and interesting species too!
    Jim

    – jimmy hoffman

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    How brilliant is this, I ask!? Well done – by both you AND the caterpillar.

  • Thanks a lot,Sheila.It was the first time for me to see this happening live and I’m very happy with the photo-results.I’ve spent a lot of time waiting for this special moment.The caterpillar is very vulnerable during the whole process.
    Cheers,Jim

    – jimmy hoffman

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    Brilliantly done – such great work.

  • Thanks.:)
    Cheers,Jim

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...about 4 years ago

    so very cool!!!excellent work!

  • Thanks.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 4 years ago

    oh yes! that’s simply a great presentation!

  • Thanks.:)
    Cheers,Jim

    – jimmy hoffman

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