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Large White Butterfly caterpillars

My Macro Monday post this week is a follow up to my post a few weeks ago about the eggs of a Large White Butterfly hatching.

These are two Large White Butterfly caterpillars on Nasturtium leaves. I suspect that one is from the eggs I photographed. Because of the size disparity between the two I suspect that one is from a different group of eggs that hatched at a different time.

 

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All the eggs have hatched

I meant to post this Macro Monday last week but forgot. It’s a follow-up to my Macro Monday post two weeks ago.

These are the recently hatched caterpillars of a Large White Butterfly. All the eggs have now hatched and most of the egg shells have been eaten by the caterpillars. They eat the egg shells because they contain plenty of nutrients, then they start eating the Nasturtium leaf the eggs were laid on.

 

Macro Monday: All the eggs have hatched

 

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Butterfly eggs hatching

This week’s Macro Monday is a follow up to my post last week.

This is the same group of Large White Butterfly eggs on a Nasturtium leaf in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden. They are now starting to hatch. After eating their way out of the egg casing some of the young caterpillars turn around and eat more of the casing. The casing may contain nutrients or minerals that help the caterpillars develop.

 

Macro Monday: Caterpillar eggs hatching

 

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Large White Butterfly eggs

Welcome to my second Macro Monday.

These are Large White Butterfly eggs on the underside of a Nasturtium leaf in Hatherton, Cheshire.

These eggs are tiny and were photographed with the high magnification OM Zuiko 38mm macro lens.

 

Macro Monday: Large White Butterfly eggs