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Pre-Pupa Stage

Pre-Pupa Stage

This one has strung-up. It will shed its larva skin within a day or two. Amazing things are going on inside pre-pupal larvae once they become immobile.
They secrete enzymes internally that literally digest their entire innards into a soup.

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sukie 19-Oct-2014 21:13
I have three in this stage. How long before they "coon-up"?
Guest 09-Apr-2014 23:03
This is the stage my Eastern Black Swallowtail is in.
Guest 18-Jun-2009 20:58
that is bizzare