These are the Summary of Moth study in CUBE Homelab Cherukkad,Kozhikode starting from September 2022.
Once I noticed that @sakshiconsultant2002 from NES Ratnam college observed caterpillar on her Phyllathus plant .
CUBE Homelab Bhandup,Maharashtra .
Do we get Caterpillars on Phyllathus plants !!!
Is there any reference on that …!
We started our journey
Caterpillars are found on Phyllanthus urinaria plants.Out
of 4 ,one was transferred into the Glass pot.
Objective : To observe the transformation of caterpillar to adult form .
Hypothesis : The caterpillar will transform to Moth.
Also observed Ants on Phyllanthus plant.
Data collected by:Theertha
Transferred into a plastic box .
Named this caterpillar as PUC1
I got one more caterpillar from Phyllanthus plant. Named as PDC1 .
This is the plant in which i got Caterpillar .
This is the Phyllanthus plant in which i got PDC1 caterpillar ,identified using following characters .
Stem:Angular in shape.
Measured size of caterpillar by using graph paper
The small Caterpillar(PUC1)that got from Phyllanthus plant were died .
What may be the reason for that ?
I regularly (every day evening)changing the leaves and adding new leaves to it .
Yesterday evening i observed the PUC1 caterpillar in the base of the pot,and i cleaned the pot.
Today also i saw the caterpillar on the same position ,no movement and no response was observed.
Without proper communication with Collaboraters i confirmed caterpillar died and cleaned it .
The Caterpillar that I got from Phyllanthus debilis (on
9/09/2022 )changed to moth.
11/09/2022 PDC1 forming a hairy network
I observed 4 more Phyllanthus caterpillars on Phyllanthus
urinaria on 20/09/2022.
Lifecycle of one( PC1 )of the Caterpillar
Caterpillar turned to Moth
Lifecycle of 2nd caterpillar (PC2)
changed into Moth .