Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mystery Caterpillar IV: The Caterpillar Who Slept Too Long

You may remember that a while back I posted about a mystery caterpillar who turned out to be an Orange Dog caterpillar. I've been keeping tabs on him since he settled down for the winter, and I have to say: It's not looking good. The chrysalis is still there, attached to the tree, perfectly intact as far as I can tell. I don't know if he and I have different definitions of the word "spring" or if, as I rather fear, this particular bug didn't make it.

Perhaps more will come this summer. We still have the lime tree, after all, and it's gotten all of its leaves back, long since.

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