Having a bad day?

Just take a look at the Japanese emperor caterpillar! they’re sure to cheer you up! they’re happy to see anyone!

These guys really love to peek, and their cute horns make it all the more better!

Soon. they actually just mean that hugs are coming to you soon, there’s nothing to worry about~

They’re also very silly. 

What do you mean I can’t listen to leaf?

They’re also very little but still love meeting new friends!

Look at this tiny one, stepping into the world to start peeking!

Tiny peekers in training! they’re doing well.

Need I mention cat ears?

When you’re feeling sad, just think about these emperor caterpillars. they’d probably love to peek and see a pretty human with a smile on it’s face. 

vox.com
How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard
We can all contribute to conservation efforts — sometimes even from our own backyards.
By Zachary Crockett

via http://www.vox.com/2016/7/6/12098122/california-pipevine-swallowtail-butterfly-population 

Tim Wong (Instagram: timtasti1c) <– go follow him, he has lots of beautiful photos including butterfly photos~!

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So, uuuh…. This happened.
I have this… like, a hobby of mine, when at summer if I find a caterpillar, I keep it, and feed it, until it becomes a pupa, and then -  a butterfly.
So, at the end of this summer, my grandma brought me two caterpillars, and some time later they pupated, and I waited, and waited, and waited… They kept staying in their cocoons, and I just… decided to take them back home with me. I thought that they’ll stay in cocoons untill the next spring, and then - I’ll let them out.
But NO, this guy decided that he’s too cool, to sleep all winter, he decided that IT IS TIME. Dude, we have freaking SNOW outside, and all flowers are DEAD. What are you gonna do, you stupid imago, you? -__\

I guess, I’ll set up my old aquarium, and keep it (and his lazy friend, who’s still in his cocoon (maybe dead, maybe sleeping)) in there, and feed it sugared water. For three weeks, or until it dies o__o…

These caterpillars of the moth Nemoria arizonaria owe their different appearances to the chemicals present in their diet, not to differences in their genotypes. Caterpillars raised on a diet of oak flowers resemble the flowers, while their siblings raised on oak leaves resemble the twigs.