Where do caterpillars go when it rains
Rain Drops and Caterpillars by Anuradha PrasadAbout the Book: Dealing with first time lessons is no easy task, as they can bring tears, joy, inspiration, in proportions unthinkable to human mind and heart! Still! We learn and move on like those caterpillars who have been subservient for a whole season but were able to transform into beautiful butterflies come tropical rains. Both representing changes -HUGE and PERMANENT! Sometimes we get inspiration from nowhere. Sometimes from the least expected person or someone, we might have despised all our life! Still! We learn and move on.....Are everyday heroes, those people who have their names etched in golden words in the history pages? Or like you and me, who have just set an example by their random acts of kindness? Or those who just by surrendering to a mighty force called destiny? Or by just WALKING OUT of a difficult situation that they no more could put up with? Who are they? Six human emotions and six stories to make you sit up and think if you were that HERO!About the Author: Anuradha Prasad is an artist, speaker and an author. She has worked with and published thousands of articles for top newspapers and magazines . She has a PhD. in English literature from Mumbai University and was on the cover of Times West Side Plus and several notable publications.Two Winters and 365 Days and Coming Back Home were her previous books.Rain Drops and Caterpillars is her third.She often deals with self-discovery and internal transformation of the characters in her writings. While the The Statesman, News Today and the Pioneer listed her books as outstanding on their shelves, the newspapers like, Dainik Jagran, Panjab Kesari, Story Zen have described her as a writer with a realistic edge, capable of stirring deep emotions in a reader. Kindle edition of Coming Back Home exceeded 10,000 downloads early this year.Blogging, observing nature, traveling, listening to music and watching Bollywood movies are her many passions.https: //www.facebook.com/ AuthorAnuradhaPrasad/https: //mobile.twitter.com/anuradhap2?lang=en website- www.anuradha-prasad.com
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What do butterflies do when it rains?
I planned on putting 8 big fat caterpillars in their new home today but last night their was a huge downpour and this morning they are all gone! I am so disappointed, I was counting on watching 8 beautiful butterflies in about 3 weeks. Remember that caterpillars usually leave the plant when they need to shed their skin moult. When it rains they usually go under the leaves so they can continue to eat in shelter They have been surviving Nature including heavy rain for many millions of years. There were at least 30 more big leaves for them to eat. Or they may have fallen prey to a rat or something similar … lets hope not.
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Where did my caterpillars go?
Imagine a monarch butterfly searching for nectar or a mate in a meadow on a humid afternoon in July. Suddenly, a fast-moving thunderstorm approaches, bringing gusty winds and large raindrops. For the monarch and other butterflies this is not a trivial matter. An average monarch weighs roughly milligrams; large raindrops have a mass of 70 milligrams or more. A raindrop this size striking a monarch would be equivalent to you or I being pelted by water balloons with twice the mass of bowling balls. Amateur and professional lepidopterists tell tales of butterflies darting into protective vegetation and scrambling beneath leaves when dark skies, strong breezes and the first raindrops signal an imminent storm. During heavy rains and wind, butterflies are rarely seen.
Home About Us. What do caterpillars feed on? Caterpillars feed on specific plants that we refer to as their host plants. Each species of butterflies have their own particular host plants. Most caterpillars feed on leaves, but some will also eat the flowers and seeds.