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Hello! New to this community, I've been raising leps with my family for nearly ten years now. We currently have mostly pupae right now but we will have a few caterpillars soon (plenty of swallowtail eggs). We volunteer with other hobbyists at a Native Butterfly House here in our town. Here's a few pictures, mostly from this season at the House but a few highlights from previous years too.

In order: polyphemus moth, black swallowtail, black swallowtail, great spangled fritillary, giant swallowtail, zebra swallowtail, tiger swallowtail, black swallowtail, monarch, comma, painted or american lady (not sure which), tersa sphinx, pipevine swallowtail, variegated fritillary, monarch, giant swallowtail caterpillar, pipevine swallowtail.
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5/17/18
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Hello! New to this community, I've been raising leps with my family for nearly ten years now. We currently have mostly pupae right now but we will have a few caterpillars soon (plenty of swallowtail eggs). We volunteer with other hobbyists at a Native Butterfly House here in our town. Here's a few pictures, mostly from this season at the House but a few highlights from previous years too.

In order: polyphemus moth, black swallowtail, black swallowtail, great spangled fritillary, giant swallowtail, zebra swallowtail, tiger swallowtail, black swallowtail, monarch, comma, painted or american lady (not sure which), tersa sphinx, pipevine swallowtail, variegated fritillary, monarch, giant swallowtail caterpillar, pipevine swallowtail.
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5/16/18
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The pupae have turned a bit more orangey, I assume it is just the tissues of the moth forming
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Eyed Hawkmoths are hatching!
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Pyri are starting to go into third instar
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Speckled Wood butterfly feeding on nectar from a buttercup
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Found this last night. Any ideas? I think it's some sort of snout
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Brahmaea Tancrei caterpillar freshly hatched
Brahmaea Tancrei caterpillar newly hatched
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I've just bought some eyed hawkmoth eggs, probably not as interesting as the deaths heads but still a nice species, I'll raise them on plum just like the Saturnias, they are getting ready to shed into their second and third instars
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