Cabbage White Butterfly, Pieris rapae – Case Study 3, Hobart 2018.
Pupation 12 days.
18th February, early instar caterpillar collected.
26th February, the caterpillar had left the leaf and was preparing to pupate (in the most inaccessible corner possible). Estimate approximately 10 days old.
27th February, the caterpillar had the hunched position, but by the end of the evening was changing colour. It remained in its difficult to photograph location!
27th February, one hour after last caterpillar photo above.