So our caterpillar saga continues. Following on from yesterday’s post, my son woke up this morning asking where the caterpillar was – aargh!! Well, obviously caterpillar was nowhere to be found in the garden.
We walked to pre-school will eagle eyes looking for another one, nothing. Nothing when I walked home or back again. But then, on the way home we found another hairy caterpillar – oh joy – one happy boy.
So I was tasked with carrying it home and instructed not to let it go! A quick email to Guru Gramps for advice on what to do next ….. As with the first caterpillar, Guru Gramps thinks due to its size and the fact that we found it on the ground, it is getting ready to pupate.
So this is our new friend’s home…
We’ve covered the box with clingfilm and pierced a couple of holes in it. Guru Gramps has told us that our little friend will burrow into the soil to spin a cocoon and change to a pupa. Then we have an approx 4 weeks wait until our Lackey Moth appears 🙂