Thursday, May 26, 2011

What's inside the pupa??

The kids found a pupa laying on the ground some weeks ago. And last week this fly came out of it.

A few weeks ago, Endre & Eirin found a pupa on the ground when they were playing in the forest. We took it with us in and put it in a box. Hoping something would come out of it ;)
And it did. One morning after the older kids was off to school and just Endre and I were home, we heard a strange noise in the kitchen. After a while we found out that the noise came from the box. And we could see that something was cutting it's way out of the pupa! The kids had hoped for a butterfly, but instead it was a huge fly! I have no idea what kind of fly it is, but I think it might be the same kind as we saw last summer.
*Note to self: We really need a good insect/bug book!

We gave it some strawberry and we could really see him/her eating on it. Endre thought it was very cool :)


  1. These nature lessons are so important for kids! It keeps them connected to the world around them. You are such a good mom!

  2. Så no ut som en bie/veps/klegg?

  3. Fantastic pictures! My kids would have loved that when they were little.

  4. I agree with Lemi. I wouldn't touch it...

  5. That is CRAZY!! I can't believe it actually came out while you were watching. That would be my kids' dream!

  6. Fantastic pictures! These nature lessons are so important for kids!

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