Wimm/Vic

Wimm/Vic

Posted on 02/25/2011


Photo taken on February 24, 2011


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Victoria
Caterpillar
Lepidoptera
Sphingidae
Pupa
Agrius convolvuli
Wimmera
Sphinginae


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Agrius convolvuli Pupates

Agrius convolvuli Pupates
This shot is taken through plastic.

This caterpillar took around 8 days to reach pupation. It ceased feeding and spent about 6 days burrowing in and out of the bran bedding. It sat on top of the bran bedding in a state of torpor for around 2 days. Late yesterday afternoon, I observed it flicking its tail end up and down. About 45 minutes later it had shed it's skin.

At midday today, the pupa had completely hardened to a brown colour.

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