caterpillar nursery

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

I found these cats on my lima bean vines and it looked like it might be a longtailed skipper. Ive never seen one and so I came up with this make-shift nursery from a wire basket and panty hose. The small vial holds the stems of bean leaves.

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Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Yup, those are Long Tailed Skippers. Congratulations!

Melanie

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

I guess I need to plan some lima beans somewhere next year! Great find Marty.

Lizella, GA(Zone 8a)

skippers love those beans..

Edinburg, TX

Way cool!!!

I keep forgetting to plant Lima beans!

Note to self: PLANT THOSE LIMA BEANS!!!

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Here is the skipper that I showed the caterpillar about two months ago. It took 42 days in my kitchen.

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Lizella, GA(Zone 8a)

That is cool....

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

I have never seen any this far north , However a few years ago the web news was talking about them as far north as southern Ohio ,
That is really interesting as something I did not know.. Thank you ,, really !!!

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Thanks, juhur. This was my first time to ever take a caterpillar from the wild but it was getting cold and I wondered if it would make it outdoors. It was really exciting to see him after such a long time. I had given up hope that he was still alive. He looked like a tiny blue green bird.

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