The fourth Chelorrhina Polyphemus has emerged from her coccoon today. It’s still an exciting experience, I don’t think I’ll ever tire of it. I mean it’s a miracle how a fat grub builds itself a coccoon – and then after a matter of weeks transforms itself into a beautiful beetle. Very alien.
The fifth poly is still coccooning, but will emerge very soon. And, the sixth poly – named John – still hasn’t coccooned yet! He seems to be having too much fun as a grub (he LOVES his food).
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