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steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 14, 2012
1:46 PM

Post #9304946

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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mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 14, 2012
2:57 PM

Post #9305018

Yup, those are Long Tailed Skippers. Congratulations!

Melanie

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 20, 2012
4:58 AM

Post #9310331

I guess I need to plan some lima beans somewhere next year! Great find Marty.
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2012
6:54 PM

Post #9319620

skippers love those beans..
TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

October 29, 2012
7:47 PM

Post #9319683

Way cool!!!

I keep forgetting to plant Lima beans!

Note to self: PLANT THOSE LIMA BEANS!!!
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 26, 2012
8:03 PM

Post #9343464

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

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EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

December 14, 2012
4:51 PM

Post #9358397

That is cool...

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2013
10:15 PM

Post #9438017

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 !!!
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2013
10:29 PM

Post #9438018

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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