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.
Yup, those are Long Tailed Skippers. Congratulations!
I guess I need to plan some lima beans somewhere next year! Great find Marty.
I keep forgetting to plant Lima beans!
Note to self: PLANT THOSE LIMA BEANS!!!
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 !!!
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.