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These little guys were working hard on defoliating one of my baby satsumas. I didn't want the plant or the caterpillars to die...so as a compromise I cut a couple twigs that still had leaves and put them along with with the caterpillars in a plastic container. I'm going to get some clippings from some larger citrus trees to keep them feed and hopefully I'll be able to update with some pics of butterflies!
Before forming a chrysalis they attach to a surface. 24 hours after attachment they form the chrysalis...