Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:12 PM
Please excuse our dust: Anderson's in the City is now open! Enjoy our main gallery exhibits! Our 2nd floor galleries are closed for renovations through December 2018. Stay tuned for further updates!
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Day 8: The caterpillars are growing by leaps and bounds!

You may be surprised that this busy little caterpillar with a fuzzy body and lots of legs will become a painted lady butterfly! The painted lady butterfly is said to be the most widespread butterfly in the world.  Unlike alot of butterflies, these are not an endangered species, because they occur in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The caterpillars are grayish brown and darker at the ends. As caterpillars, they eat leaves from plants such as cheeseweed, thistles, dwarf nettle, lupine, fiddleneck and many different members of the daisy family continually for 5 to 10 days before the pupa stage.



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