I'm a mom! Well, kind of. LOL It was so exciting! We were looking at the egg this morning and I told Mike I'm sure it is going to hatch soon and it did! While we were looking at it again this afternoon it was hatching right before our eyes! I brought it in until it is a little bigger. I don't want anything to eat it. Right now it is only 1/8 inch long. Even though I have a super macro setting on my camera, it was still hard to get photos. But, here are a few.
This first one is the egg this morning. You can see the caterpillar inside because the egg is no longer yellow, it is clear.
At 2:41 this afternoon it is hatching. Sorry so dark. Couldn't get it in a good light.:
At 2:46 it is out of the egg:
At 3:18 it is eating it's egg sac:
I can't wait until it is a little larger. I will put it back on the tree. I really want to see the chrysalis! If it makes it that long, I will bring the chrysalis back in until the butterfly emerges.