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Day 1: Hatchling - Pieris rapae - female

Day 1: Hatchling - Pieris rapae - Female
Alameda County, California, USA
May 3, 2012
Size: 2.2 mm
The day of hatching; on radish leaf, morning. Evidently the caterpillar ate holes in the leaf where its egg had been. I had set the leaf with egg aside, and it wasn't perforated before. This caterpillar had begun to turn green by the time I found that it had hatched. They start out yellow, like this one:

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Day 1: Hatchling - Pieris rapae - female Day 9: Caterpillar - Pieris rapae - female Day 19: Caterpillar - Pieris rapae - female Day 28: The wandering stage - Pieris rapae - female Day 29: Prepupa - Pieris rapae - female Day 31: Early chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female Day 31: Early chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female Day 43: Late chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female Day 43: Late chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female Day 44: Late chrysalis, ventral image - Pieris rapae - female Day 44: Late chrysalis, ventral image - Pieris rapae - female Day 44: Late chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female Day 45: Very late chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female Day 45: Very late chrysalis, ventral image - Pieris rapae - female Day 45: Adult - Pieris rapae - female Day 45: Adult, head - Pieris rapae - female

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