Painted Lady Caterpillars prepare to pupate into a pupa

When the Painted Lady larva or caterpillar is about 2” long, it will pre-pupate into a pupa or chrysalis. It will release a red frass ball (waste) and then walk away from its food source.

The original caterpillars were mailed to me in individual cups with lid and artificial soybean food.

Painted Lady Caterpillars