Painted Lady Butterflies

One of my birthday gifts arrived in the mail. It turned out to be painted lady larvae. Within a couple of days the caterpillars climbed to the top of the container and formed into chrysalis.

Fun Facts about painted lady butterflies
. She can lay up to 500 eggs
. She may travel 1000 miles in her lifetime
. She breathes through her abdomen
. She tastes with her feet

. She has 10000 eyes

It was exciting to watch 5 caterpillars metamorphose into beautiful painted lady butterflies.

It sure did make me feel like a kid again. :-)
Thanks for stopping by

13 thoughts on “Painted Lady Butterflies

  1. That sounds like such a perfect gift for you, Dee! Those are amazing facts – I could use 1000 eyes… I might be able to keep better track of what's going on here at home!!Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  2. Oh my gosh, Dee, Happy Birthday!!! and what a special surprise you received–I hope you had a wonderful day! I put something in the mail to you the other day–I had no idea it was your birthday!XOCindy

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