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Date: Sun, 3 May 2020 19:47:44 -0400
From: Karen Bearden (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Falcate Orangetiip


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Howdy!

Mike Dunn has an awesome blog called the Roads End Naturalist. Thought =
you would enjoy his post today!

Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen=20

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This is what I am very excited about (read on) (click photos to enlarge)

I imagine many of you already suspect me to be, shall we say, a nature =
nerd. This post probably will prove that beyond a shadow of a doubt. You =
may recall a post a few weeks back =
<https://roadsendnaturalist.com/2020/03/21/butterfly-courtship/> where I =
photographed a pair of one of my favorite spring butterflies, the =
Falcate Orangetip, doing some courtship flights, and, later, finding =
where a female had laid eggs.

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Courting pair of Falcate Orangetip butterflies from late March

I mentioned I have always wanted to find and photograph one of their =
unusual chrsyalids, but, in spite of searching for them near some of =
their host plants (the wild version is Cutleaf Toothwort) on our =
property most springs, I had yet to succeed. So, when I found a female =
laying eggs back in March, I dutifully collected a couple of their weedy =
version of host plant (Hairy Bittercress) containing eggs, potted up the =
plants, and brought them inside to observe. Finally, on March 30, the =
first of what I thought were two collected eggs, hatched. Here is that =
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rtship/>. What I learned over the next few weeks is that these guys are =
very slow eaters, and that the bittercress starts to dry up in the pots =
and yard before the caterpillars seemingly have time to complete their =
cycle.

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Falcate Orangetip caterpillar, two weeks after hatching

So, I started collecting bittercress plants from the yard and putting =
them in floral tubes with water as a food source for what I soon =
discovered were five larvae. The two eggs I had originally collected =
hatched first, but there were some unseen eggs that hatched later, =
perhaps on plants I brought in as food.

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They fed for another two weeks and then...

The two large larvae kept feeding and growing and I was worried I would =
run out of decent bittercress plants as a food source. Then, on April =
29, I checked the plants and found one of the large larvae had formed a =
prepupa (the stage between a caterpillar and a chrysalis). It was in a =
pose similar to a swallowtail prepupa, with the rear attached to a silk =
pad, the front of the caterpillar passing through another silk loop, and =
the whole body curled in a C-shape (or maybe more like an apostrophe)..

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On April 29, I found one caterpillar had made a prepupa

Over my years of raising caterpillars for programs, I have witnessed =
many prepupa transform to the chrysalis (it is really magical to watch). =
The prepupa stage usually lasts about 24 hours, so I Imagined it would =
transform overnight or early the next morning. I photographed it and =
left it sitting out on our dining room table/macro studio, hoping to =
catch it in the act of transforming. I checked on it once in the middle =
of the night, but it was still in the same position. Close to the time =
they shed the last caterpillar skin to reveal the newly formed chrysalis =
underneath, the prepupa starts to shudder and then straighten out. Then =
it happens quickly, usually within a matter of minutes. As it turned =
out, this prepupa decided to complete its performance sometime in the =
wee hours of the morning, so when I awoke and checked on it about 7 =
a.m., the chrysalis was already there.

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When I woke up the next morning, success!

But, I had finally succeeded in seeing one of their strange thorn-mimic =
chrysalids. No wonder I have never found one. Look at the first photo in =
this blog again and you can see how well this chrysalis blends in to a =
tree trunk or twig, the usual places in the forest where it is formed.

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The chrysalis with a pencil eraser for scale

Plus, it is a pretty small, cryptically-colored chrysalis, making it =
even more challenging. Needless to say, I was geeking out when Melissa =
came into the dining room (the things she puts up with...although she =
thought it was pretty cool as well). With a few larvae still feeding, I =
might have a shot at witnessing the transformation, I'll keep checking =
and building my nerd street cred.

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lready suspect me to be, shall we say, a nature nerd. This post probably wi=
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><img border=3D"0" aria-describedby=3D"caption-attachment-26205" data-attac=
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21/butterfly-courtship/falcate-orangetip-butterflies-mating-behavior-1/" da=
ta-orig-file=3D"https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/falc=
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data-comments-opened=3D"1" data-image-meta=3D"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;=
5.6&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Mike Dunn, Roads End Naturalistr&quot;,&=
quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon EOS 7D Mark II&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quo=
t;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1584713699&quot;,&quot;copyrig=
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uot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;300&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;400&quot;,&quo=
t;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.000625&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;Falcate =
orangetip butterflies mating behavior 1&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot=
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list.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/falcate-orangetip-butterflies-mating-behav=
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press.com/2020/03/falcate-orangetip-butterflies-mating-behavior-1.jpg?w=3D4=
20" class=3D"alignnone wp-image-26205 size-full" src=3D"https://roadsendnat=
uralist.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/falcate-orangetip-butterflies-mating-be=
havior-1.jpg?w=3D420" alt=3D"Falcate orangetip butterflies mating behavior =
1" srcset=3D"https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/falcate=
-orangetip-butterflies-mating-behavior-1.jpg?w=3D420 420w, https://roadsend=
naturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/falcate-orangetip-butterflies-mating=
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m/2020/03/falcate-orangetip-butterflies-mating-behavior-1.jpg?w=3D300 300w,=
https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/falcate-orangetip-b=
utterflies-mating-behavior-1.jpg?w=3D768 768w, https://roadsendnaturalist.f=
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jpg 800w" sizes=3D"(max-) 100vw, 420px" style=3D"max-width: 100%; height: a=
uto; margin-bottom: 12px;"></a><p id=3D"caption-attachment-26205" class=3D"=
wp-caption-text" style=3D"direction: ltr; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4=
em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvet=
ica, Arial, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px 1em;">Courting pair of Falcate Oran=
getip butterflies from late March</p></div><p style=3D"direction: ltr; font=
-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot=
;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px 1em;" =
class=3D"">I mentioned I have always wanted to find and photograph one of t=
heir unusual chrsyalids, but, in spite of searching for them near some of t=
heir host plants (the wild version is Cutleaf Toothwort) on our property mo=
st springs, I had yet to succeed. So, when I found a female laying eggs bac=
k in March, I dutifully collected a couple of their weedy version of host p=
lant (Hairy Bittercress) containing eggs, potted up the plants, and brought=
them inside to observe. Finally, on March 30, the first of what I thought =
were two collected eggs, hatched. Here is that<span class=3D"Apple-converte=
d-space">&nbsp;</span><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://roadse=
ndnaturalist.com/2020/03/31/the-end-result-of-butterfly-courtship/__;!!OToa=
GQ!4UoH8u7TrIvnmccADQ9RP04WJWveh2-hqyxa3TrvoM1Vf4DaQWM4-K116CWm68ASn3k$" st=
yle=3D"text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(37, 133, 178);" class=3D"">po=
st</a>. What I learned over the next few weeks is that these guys are very =
slow eaters, and that the bittercress starts to dry up in the pots and yard=
before the caterpillars seemingly have time to complete their cycle.</p><d=
iv data-shortcode=3D"caption" id=3D"attachment_26815" class=3D"wp-captions =
alignnone" style=3D"direction: ltr; text-align: center; padding: 4px; backg=
round-color: white; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);"><a href=3D"https=
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email_click&amp;redirect_to=3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Froadsendnaturalist.files.wordpr=
ess.com%2F2020%2F05%2Ffalcate-orange-tip-caterpillar-late-stages-on-white-b=
ackground.jpg&amp;sr=3D1&amp;signature=3De357f798cc583d489f2e801de1a63ab4&a=
mp;user=3D1221399&amp;_e=3DeyJlcnJvciI6bnVsbCwiYmxvZ19pZCI6NDg2NjAyNDEsImJs=
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listr&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon EOS 5D Mark IV&quot;,&quot;capti=
on&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1586703854&quot;,=
&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;Mike Dunn, All Rights Reserved&quot;,&quot;foca=
l_length&quot;:&quot;100&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;200&quot;,&quot;shutte=
r_speed&quot;:&quot;0.00625&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;Falcate Orange-ti=
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ttps://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-ca=
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ttps://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-ca=
terpillar-late-stages-on-white-background.jpg?w=3D420" class=3D"alignnone s=
ize-full wp-image-26815" src=3D"https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.=
com/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-caterpillar-late-stages-on-white-background.=
jpg?w=3D420" alt=3D"Falcate Orange-tip caterpillar late stages on white bac=
kground" srcset=3D"https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/f=
alcate-orange-tip-caterpillar-late-stages-on-white-background.jpg?w=3D420 4=
20w, https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/falcate-orange-=
tip-caterpillar-late-stages-on-white-background.jpg?w=3D840 840w, https://r=
oadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-caterpilla=
r-late-stages-on-white-background.jpg?w=3D131 131w, https://roadsendnatural=
ist.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-caterpillar-late-stages-=
on-white-background.jpg?w=3D263 263w, https://roadsendnaturalist.files.word=
press.com/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-caterpillar-late-stages-on-white-backg=
round.jpg?w=3D768 768w" sizes=3D"(max-) 100vw, 420px" style=3D"max-width: 1=
00%; height: auto; margin-bottom: 12px;"></a><p id=3D"caption-attachment-26=
815" class=3D"wp-caption-text" style=3D"direction: ltr; font-size: 14px; li=
ne-height: 1.4em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue=
&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px 1em;">Falcate Oranget=
ip caterpillar, two weeks after hatching</p></div><p style=3D"direction: lt=
r; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family=
: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px=
1em;" class=3D"">So, I started collecting bittercress plants from the yard=
and putting them in floral tubes with water as a food source for what I so=
on discovered were five larvae. The two eggs I had originally collected hat=
ched first, but there were some unseen eggs that hatched later, perhaps on =
plants I brought in as food.</p><div data-shortcode=3D"caption" id=3D"attac=
hment_26814" class=3D"wp-captions alignnone" style=3D"direction: ltr; text-=
align: center; padding: 4px; background-color: white; border: 1px solid rgb=
(204, 204, 204);"><a href=3D"https://public-api.wordpress.com/bar/?stat=3Dg=
roovemails-events&amp;bin=3Dwpcom_email_click&amp;redirect_to=3Dhttps%3A%2F=
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765ff091ad49&amp;user=3D1221399&amp;_e=3DeyJlcnJvciI6bnVsbCwiYmxvZ19pZCI6ND=
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ta-attachment-id=3D"26814" data-permalink=3D"http://roadsendnaturalist.com/=
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ts-opened=3D"1" data-image-meta=3D"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;16&quot;,&qu=
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uot;:&quot;Canon EOS 5D Mark IV&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quo=
t;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1586702611&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quo=
t;Mike Dunn, All Rights Reserved&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;100&q=
uot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;200&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.0062=
5&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;Falcate Orange-tip caterpillar late stages&=
quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title=3D"Falcate O=
range-tip caterpillar late stages" data-image-description=3D"" data-medium-=
file=3D"https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/falcate-oran=
ge-tip-caterpillar-late-stages.jpg?w=3D270" data-large-file=3D"https://road=
sendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-caterpillar-l=
ate-stages.jpg?w=3D420" class=3D"wp-image-26814 size-full alignnone" src=3D=
"https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-=
caterpillar-late-stages.jpg?w=3D420" alt=3D"Falcate Orange-tip caterpillar =
late stages" srcset=3D"https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/=
05/falcate-orange-tip-caterpillar-late-stages.jpg?w=3D420 420w, https://roa=
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late-stages.jpg?w=3D840 840w, https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.co=
m/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-caterpillar-late-stages.jpg?w=3D135 135w, http=
s://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-cater=
pillar-late-stages.jpg?w=3D270 270w, https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordp=
ress.com/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-caterpillar-late-stages.jpg?w=3D768 768=
w" sizes=3D"(max-) 100vw, 420px" style=3D"max-width: 100%; height: auto; ma=
rgin-bottom: 12px;"></a><p id=3D"caption-attachment-26814" class=3D"wp-capt=
ion-text" style=3D"direction: ltr; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4em; col=
or: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Ar=
ial, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px 1em;">They fed for another two weeks and t=
hen...</p></div><p style=3D"direction: ltr; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1=
.4em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helv=
etica, Arial, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px 1em;" class=3D"">The two large la=
rvae kept feeding and growing and I was worried I would run out of decent b=
ittercress plants as a food source. Then, on April 29, I checked the plants=
and found one of the large larvae had formed a prepupa (the stage between =
a caterpillar and a chrysalis). It was in a pose similar to a swallowtail p=
repupa, with the rear attached to a silk pad, the front of the caterpillar =
passing through another silk loop, and the whole body curled in a C-shape (=
or maybe more like an apostrophe)..</p><div data-shortcode=3D"caption" id=
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tr; text-align: center; padding: 4px; background-color: white; border: 1px =
solid rgb(204, 204, 204);"><a href=3D"https://public-api.wordpress.com/bar/=
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"><img border=3D"0" aria-describedby=3D"caption-attachment-26813" data-atta=
chment-id=3D"26813" data-permalink=3D"http://roadsendnaturalist.com/2020/05=
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quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1588174=
520&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;Mike Dunn, All Rights Reserved&quot;,=
&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;100&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;200&quot;,&q=
uot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.008&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;Falcate O=
range-tip prepupa&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-=
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m-file=3D"https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/falcate-or=
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.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-prepupa.jpg?w=3D420" class=
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iles.wordpress.com/2020/05/falcate-orange-tip-prepupa.jpg?w=3D420" alt=3D"F=
alcate Orange-tip prepupa" srcset=3D"https://roadsendnaturalist.files.wordp=
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: auto; margin-bottom: 12px;"></a><p id=3D"caption-attachment-26813" class=
=3D"wp-caption-text" style=3D"direction: ltr; font-size: 14px; line-height:=
1.4em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, He=
lvetica, Arial, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px 1em;">On April 29, I found one =
caterpillar had made a prepupa</p></div><p style=3D"direction: ltr; font-si=
ze: 14px; line-height: 1.4em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;He=
lvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px 1em;" cla=
ss=3D"">Over my years of raising caterpillars for programs, I have witnesse=
d many prepupa transform to the chrysalis (it is really magical to watch). =
The prepupa stage usually lasts about 24 hours, so I Imagined it would tran=
sform overnight or early the next morning. I photographed it and left it si=
tting out on our dining room table/macro studio, hoping to catch it in the =
act of transforming. I checked on it once in the middle of the night, but i=
t was still in the same position. Close to the time they shed the last cate=
rpillar skin to reveal the newly formed chrysalis underneath, the prepupa s=
tarts to shudder and then straighten out. Then it happens quickly, usually =
within a matter of minutes. As it turned out, this prepupa decided to compl=
ete its performance sometime in the wee hours of the morning, so when I awo=
ke and checked on it about 7 a.m., the chrysalis was already there.</p><div=
data-shortcode=3D"caption" id=3D"attachment_26812" class=3D"wp-captions al=
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ttom: 12px;"></a><p id=3D"caption-attachment-26812" class=3D"wp-caption-tex=
t" style=3D"direction: ltr; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4em; color: rgb=
(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sa=
ns-serif; margin: 0px 0px 1em;">When I woke up the next morning, success!</=
p></div><p style=3D"direction: ltr; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4em; co=
lor: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, A=
rial, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px 1em;" class=3D"">But, I had finally succe=
eded in seeing one of their strange thorn-mimic chrysalids. No wonder I hav=
e never found one. Look at the first photo in this blog again and you can s=
ee how well this chrysalis blends in to a tree trunk or twig, the usual pla=
ces in the forest where it is formed.</p><div data-shortcode=3D"caption" id=
=3D"attachment_26822" class=3D"wp-captions alignnone" style=3D"direction: l=
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sizes=3D"(max-) 100vw, 420px" style=3D"max-width: 100%; height: auto; marg=
in-bottom: 12px;"></a><p id=3D"caption-attachment-26822" class=3D"wp-captio=
n-text" style=3D"direction: ltr; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4em; color=
: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Aria=
l, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px 1em;">The chrysalis with a pencil eraser for=
scale</p></div><p style=3D"direction: ltr; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1=
.4em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helv=
etica, Arial, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px 1em;" class=3D"">Plus, it is a pr=
etty small, cryptically-colored chrysalis, making it even more challenging.=
Needless to say, I was geeking out when Melissa came into the dining room =
(the things she puts up with...although she thought it was pretty cool as w=
ell). With a few larvae still feeding, I might have a shot at witnessing th=
e transformation, I'll keep checking and building my nerd street cred.</p><=
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