Photographer's Note

This one found me. Sat down of the middd-morning coffee break and this little beastie was crawling across my trousers. I am fairly sure it the caterpillar of the Green-viened white (Artogeia napi)of my last couple of posts.
It goes from egg to butterfly in the summer generation in only 37 days , thats 5 days from laying to hatching , then 18days to becoming a chrysallis, and 14 days for the final stage, of course if this is the over winter generation then the chrysalis stage lasts awhile longer till the warmer weather comes.
Food plant of the caterpillars are Wild members of the cabbage family such as wild mustard and charlock, but not the cultivated ones goody for the gardeners.
Notic the caterpillar is almost see through the line you can see, is inside the body and is the cenral nervous system, the bit that makes the whole work in sync.
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This will be last post for a couple of days, sorry if I miss any of all your amazing images , will try to catch up when I get back.

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