Exciting caterpillar update for Class 1. We have a butterfly! It emerged this afternoon and you can just see it’s empty cocoon case below it. Don’t worry! The red marks you can see are not blood. It’s just a liquid that’s released as part of the emerging process.
Mrs Glover has put some chopped fruit and some dissolved sugar on a sponge in with them – this is what they will eat over the next few days. You can see the colours on its wings really clearly. It is a ‘Painted Lady’ butterfly. Mrs Glover is keeping a close eye on the other cocoons to see if they are starting to split as the butterflies emerge.