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Caterpillar Pods

A bit of a different post from me today. I decided to take a few macro shots on Wednesday and had a lot of fun. I watched this caterpillar "hatch" from one of these "pods". You can see most of them still contain caterpillars, but they were all starting to move around inside and break out.. This was really quite amazing to watch. I know little about them but found this really cool! I have no idea what type of beautiful butterflies they will be, but I must admit they were not the most attractive caterpillars. They seemed to be on some kind of rhubarb type wildflower.

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Taken on June 15, 2011