Copper Caterpillars

Copper Caterpillars - Southern Africa : Larvae of Lycaenidae - the Coppers and Blues. To check up some queries about their caterpillars. This is a fun group because many species live in ant's nests and are fed by or feed on ants. A few live off plants in ant tunnels and farms. Most

Larvae of Lycaenidae - the Coppers and Blues.

To check up some queries about their caterpillars.

This is a fun group because many species live in ant's nests and are fed by or feed on ants. A few live off plants in ant tunnels and farms. Most start off feeding on plants, but are quickly gathered by ants and taken to their nests, where they secrete pheromones and live a life of luxury - until the Butterfly emerges when it has to scarper to leave the nest as its hormonal camouflage is lost and it needs to unfold harden it wings.

14 Feb 2016
Tony Rebelo