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Caterpillar camouflage

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caught my attention, once again, by the cunning camouflage used by caterpillars in my garden this week. Looking down on a chojubai, I saw a caterpillar extending rod-like leaf clings to. Unlike the completely green caterpillars that’m used to seeing the whole garden, it was clearly appropriate for the plant that was working.

Caterpillar

Caterpillar and flower buds chojubai

do not know what determines the color of the insect, but the tone was an exact match. What makes it so curious is that while the colors were perfect, the design was not – there are no straight lines in red chojubai, and seeing the fully extended caterpillar became an easy target. Tucked away in a more relaxed pose would have helped is based on the best.

had been a couple weeks since we last inspected the tree, so I took a few minutes to see if there were others. No more tracks, but I found evidence of a caterpillar who had recently made to maturity.

Signs of caterpillars

housing Pupa in chojubai

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opened the blade up to see what was inside and out got a young caterpillar – last thing I expected see. I guess some moth thought it was a good place to lay their eggs.

Caterpillar

housing Pupa young caterpillar

After inspection of the red / orange chojubai I checked my white chojubai. This is what I was looking :. A cluster of leaves to turn back out – the telltale sign of infestation

Signs of caterpillars

Caterpillar refuge

was curious what color affect the bug inside. I was not disappointed when I found the creature-green and pale yellow inside.

Caterpillar

caterpillar found in chojubai white

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any other vermin did not find so you can avoid spraying, for the moment, but I made a note to check more frequently trees for caterpillars. Then I inspected my blueberries – not a bonsai – curious to find a caterpillar with blue markings. No luck – lots of caterpillars had come and gone, but none caught in the act. Maybe next time.

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


Caterpillar camouflage

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