The caterpillars are finally making their cocoons. They started a week ago and now there are about 10 finished cocoons.
Here’s one of the giant caterpillars – looking very fat and slow.
Here’s one lining up on the screen, ready to start a cocoon.
Here’s a transparent cocoon – you can just see the green caterpillar curled up inside.
Here’s a cocoon that’s becoming more opaque. You can also see the silky threads that cement it on to the sticks.
And here’s a cocoon that’s several days old – much browner and not transparent any more.