During the jumble life was during our move last year, Portia never got to use the butterfly habitat she got for her fifth birthday party. We found it about a month ago, and sent in for our five free caterpillars. When they arrived in the mail, each of us chose a caterpillar and named it, but honestly, none of us knew which was which except for one: Bianca's little caterpillar, Bobby Z. Bobby Z was our runt. When all the other caterpillars grew huge in the next couple of days, Bobby Z remained small. She was eating, but she was definitely no where near the others. When the other four caterpillars made their chrysalises, Bobby Z was just starting to put on some weight. The day the other four caterpillars emerged, Bobby Z made her chrysalis. We released Willamina Titania, Minion, Teresa, and Kyle Van Osum the day after they emerged as beautiful Painted Lady butterflies.
I noticed a couple days before we had to leave on our trip that Bobby Z wasn't moving as much. The day we were packing up our suitcases, she passed on. Bianca surrounded her with her favorite flowers (the pink) and buried her quietly in the earth.