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Caterpillars and pupa on nettle - Vanessa atalanta

Caterpillars and pupa on nettle - Vanessa atalanta
Pennypack Restoration Trust, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 11, 2012
Size: 35-40 mm
Found a number of large caterpillars feeding on nettle and a pupa. They were hiding inside carefully folded leaves like this one:

Gave them to a friend to raise them. Here is one a few days later

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