It is curious that the Orange tip and other Pierids (at least the
British species) generally suspend themselves with the cremaster and
silk pad at the bottom and a girdle around the middle - although the
three whites are sometimes set sideways, particularly over the winter.
The other species that suspend themselves just spin a silk pad and
hang down from that - a bit risky when it comes to discarding the old
skin! Its well worth watching that process.
On 11 Apr 2009, at 13:47, chipschipschips2000 wrote:
> Last year I decided to have a go at rearing Orange tips butterfly's.
> For them to make a pupa, I put some Blue Tack in the container and
> then poked a short stick into it. This worked very well, to get
> them to make there pupa's exactly where I wanted them.
> I also noticed that one made its pupa upside down. It has just
> emerged so I guess it didn't do it any harm.
> Regards Dave
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