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Large and Small

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Size Comparison of Objects prompt.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Odd Couples

Large and small caterpillars of the Large White Butterfly.

Silent Sunday: 7th February 2021

Large and small Maple leaves on snow.

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Month of Squares

Twenty Six Of A Kind

This is my day 26 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

Twenty six eggs of a Large White Butterfly on a Nasturtium leaf in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

October Squares: Of A Kind
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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.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Odd Couples

 

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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

 

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Archives

Big and small

One from the archives taken in Cheshire in the 1980s. It shows two Large White Butterfly caterpillars on Nasturtium leaves.

I can’t explain the difference in size between the two unless they hatched from different groups of eggs. I had seen a female Large White Butterfly egg laying on the Nasturtium  plant and photographed the eggs. I later photographed the eggs hatching and the tiny caterpillars exploring the leaf they hatched on. So I’d have thought that those caterpillars would be similar sizes unless they grow at different rates.

Big and small.