Larva (caterpillar)

Larry Trupp

Winnipeg, Canada

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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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AS IS PHOTOGRAPHY…19 October 2012

Closeups in Nature…19 October 2012

Weekly Theme Challenges..30 September 2009.

Extreme Close-Ups group..August 2009.

1:1 Macro Photography group..7 August 2009.

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.

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