Location: Taken as is in my garden in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada…Better seen enlarged HERE

Canon Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Sigma Macro 150mm Lens…F stop: F/3.5 Exposure: 1/200 sec. Focal length: 150.0 mm Flash: flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode (16) Dimensions: 2400×1600 Shutter speed (Tv): 7.6

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A simple introduction to caterpillars … This is one insect species in which the caterpillar is better known than the adult….Larva – The larva (caterpillar) hatches from its egg and eats it. Then it eats mostly dill leaves almost constantly. The caterpillar molts (loses its old skin) four times as it grows; after each molt it eats its old skin. The egg starts out as pale yellow and turns very dark as the caterpillar matures. It takes about two weeks to hatch into a tiny caterpillar and about a month to grow into the full its size of about 2 inches long. it will stop eating and find a place (like a protected branch) on which to pupate. It completes its life cycle and eventually turns into a Black Swallowtail butterfly.

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Gina, your comments are always so appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Clark Thompson
    Clark Thompsonover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot with nice detial Larry.

  • Thanks Clark, hope all is well with you these days…your comments are always so appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    Oh, Larry … he’s adorable!!!!!!!! My goodness … so colorful!!!!

  • Thanks Lois, your comments are always so appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    A wonderful capture!!!!!!!

  • Thanks for the fav Lori, and your comments which are always so appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • mltrue
    mltrueover 5 years ago

    terrific shot!

  • Thanks Michelle, your comments are so appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 5 years ago

    Wow, simply gorgeous. Fantastic capture Larry.

  • Thanks Teresa, your comments are always so appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 5 years ago

    this is beautiful Larry, I grow Milkweed just for the Monarch caterpillars to feed on, only raising two this year, last year had none, the year before last we raised over 30. I don’t know what they’ve gone!

  • Thanks Vickie, I always cherish and appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 5 years ago

    The thumbnail looked like a zipper, lol. Great colours.

  • Thanks Al

    – Larry Trupp

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 5 years ago

    Great photo of this caterpillar!

  • Thanks Stephen

    – Larry Trupp

  • Jon Staniland
    Jon Stanilandover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Thanks for the fav, and your comments Jon, much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

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