Friday, April 17, 2015

Greening Up Nicely!

Purple Emperor larvae have progressed considerably since waking up on Easter Monday, both in the wild and in captivity.  

Most are now fully greened up.  Some have even started feeding - by jumping the gun and biting into swelling leaf buds.  This is remarkable considering that they were still deep in hibernation on Easter Day.

Here are two from the wild on Tues 14th -

Note that both the buds in shot have been nibbled, and that this larva has grown visibly.  

An artistic shot, of a larvae waiting for leaf buds to unfurl.  

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