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Anthocharis cardamines - Caterpillar 9 days  Anthocharis,Anthocharis cardamines,Caterpillar,Orange tip,Pieridae,nl: Oranjetipje Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. impressive difference between day 1 and day 9. Posted one month ago
    1. Yes, they do change quite a bit (although not as much as some other species I think). These are all different individuals, but the correct order should be something like so:
      Anthocharis cardamines - Egg close-up The female Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines) will usually lay just one egg on a plant and signal with feromones that the plant is "taken" to warn off other females, assuring that the caterpillar will have the plant to itself and thus will have enough food to complete its development.   Anthocharis,Anthocharis cardamines,Eggs,Orange tip,Pieridae,nl: Oranjetipje

      Anthocharis cardamines - Caterpillar 1 day First instar caterpillar, one day after hatching. Anthocharis,Anthocharis cardamines,Caterpillar,Orange tip,Pieridae,nl: Oranjetipje

      Anthocharis cardamines - Early stadium caterpillar Very small, first or maybe second stadium Anthocharis,Anthocharis cardamines,Caterpillar,Orange tip,Pieridae,nl: Oranjetipje

      Anthocharis cardamines - Caterpillar 9 days  Anthocharis,Anthocharis cardamines,Caterpillar,Orange tip,Pieridae,nl: Oranjetipje

      Anthocharis cardamines - younger caterpillar  Anthocharis,Anthocharis cardamines,Orange tip,Pieridae,nl: Oranjetipje

      Anthocharis cardamines - older caterpillar  Anthocharis,Anthocharis cardamines,Orange tip,Pieridae,nl: Oranjetipje

      ...
      Maybe should still try to get another one shortly before pupating (and the pupa of course) ...
      Posted one month ago
      1. Ohh, yes - it would be interesting if you can get a shot before it pupates...plus the pupa. I love how you document things! Posted one month 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 Apr 30, 2020.