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Old 10-21-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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Some caterpillars take much longer than a month, so be prepared for that. Depending on the species, some can take 12 weeks from egg to pupa! When I raised Io moth caterpillars, they didn't pupate until November. I drove everywhere looking for black cherry that hadn't dropped its leaves! Polyphemus caterpillars take a long time, too.
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