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Uploads: 1. Just evolved Blue Tit; 2. Few minute-old empty pupa case; 3. Pupa before two hours of metamofosis; 4. Ten day-old pupa; 5. Last day of the caterpillar (before pupal stage); 6. Epidendrum ibaguense, the orchid on which the Blue Tit took its life cycle.
Terrace garden, south and west side of the building surrounde by bamboos and thick forests.
This's a very cold season in many places of Sikkim, especially the capital city, Gangtok. Was worried and wondering if this pupa'll manage to evolve before it becomes a usual victim to a bird. Taking a closer care worked well. Whenever the sun came up, kept the pupa facing the warmth. Lo! It came out on 21/01/14. Was following it since the day the caterpillar's post, as suggested by Nuwan. It's a Blue Tit. Sharing this happy moment with Nuwan, and of course with you all.
Lat: 27.33, Long: 88.61
Spotted on Jan 21, 2014
Submitted on Jan 29, 2014
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