Our very hungry caterpillars

3 days after our return from holidaying in Norfolk we received 10 tiny black caterpillars in a little parcel on the doorstep.  We ordered two jars (1 each) of Painted Lady caterpillars to raise into butterflies from Insect Lore.


We have lovingly done nothing whatsoever to raise them, they came in food laden jars and will remain until they pupate.  To our surprise they have grown at a phenomenal speed, eating non-stop since their arrival.  Here is their progress so far…


By day 10 they had all pupated! Once the chrysalides have hardened we will be able to transfer them to the net ready to emerge.  I will keep you updated! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s