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Anthocharis cardamines - Egg, about to burst Two sides of the same egg. You can already recognize the little caterpillar inside, head at the top, long black hairs on the body :o)<br />
Here is the resulting caterpillar, 4 hrs after these images were taken:<br />
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Anthocharis cardamines - Egg, about to burst

Two sides of the same egg. You can already recognize the little caterpillar inside, head at the top, long black hairs on the body :o)
Here is the resulting caterpillar, 4 hrs after these images were taken:

Anthocharis cardamines - Caterpillar, few hours old This little bugger just wouldn't let me see it eclose ... waited for hours, looking again and again and finally had to get some sleep. Four hours later the little sh*t was laughing in my face ;o)<br />
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    comments (5)

  1. Ohhhh, I love it! It's amazing that the larva can fit inside the tiny eggs.

    For anyone who hasn't seen a larva hatching out of an egg...
    Posted one year ago
    1. Amazing! Reminds me of this:
      https://media.tenor.com/images/079e8118c3daaf520a9bf2d62b93c724/tenor.gif
      Posted one year ago
      1. ROFL yes - that looks about the same :o)) Posted one year ago
        1. LOL, Ferdy! Posted one year ago
    2. Thanks for the share! Wow. E Posted one year ago

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The orange tip is a butterfly in the family Pieridae.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jun 3, 2021.