small caterpillar in J

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    LeslieD
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    I’ve had the odd smaller than usual caterpillar J and then successfully pupate BUT looks like a very small caterpillar got confused about shedding his skin to go to stage 3 and has J’d himself. I thought he was dead but looks just like a normal J in miniature. He is in hothouse and has plenty of food … any ideas what could have triggered the response?

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    LeslieD
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    right got it sorted, not in J just ‘hanging by a thread’ suspect its trying to shed skin and lost its grip somehow. taken it off and put on tissue inside with a leaf. looks healthy enough.

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