Sunday, 9 April 2017

Getting Ready.

The Glanville Fritillary caterpillars will soon be ready to disperse and pupate.Their flying season could be just three weeks away.Many of the larva that I saw yesterday are in the sixth instar and these larger larvae can be seen merrily munching on plantain leaves.However some caterpillars have not reached that final stage and are still seeking the safety of their webs.Some webs also show signs of their development with discarded  moult skins.

Web with discarded larval skins