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Cloudless Sulfur Caterpillar (Willie)


I was trimming the seed pods off my Candlebush and some flowers were with them. I was surprised to find a caterpillar on one of the flowers because it had been a chilly night.


I took the flowers into the house and put them in a tub of water and named the occupant Willie. Willie continued to eat for 3 days and then went on a journey to find a spot for his Chrysallis. He settled on a stem of a tomato on my kitchen counter. So interesting to see it form. Before we moved I put him on the South side of some bushes in my garden.


alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Thanks Argy, no his mother laid him on a candlebush flower. I don't remember at all that this many people hearted Willie. I thank you all!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 8 years ago

Beautiful ALice!

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Awesome spotting! Other than me having some spelling issues, I think Willie was a Cloudless Sulphur.

MayraSpringmann 8 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Very nice to see it transform Alice. Did it start on a lily? (willie from the lily)

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Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 8, 2012
Submitted on Nov 28, 2012

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