I wasn't even going to keep this second one, because it had turned out way too dark. But a little editing made it actually a kind of cool photo:
After that little photo session, I headed out to the garden once again. Since my little green guy seemed to like purslane, I needed to get some fresh sprigs to add to his new home, too. As you can see, I have a plentiful supply of that, even after having pulled out tons of it lately.
Here's the new caterpillar "house". Looks a bit like a terrarium, doesn't it? I guess it sort of is one. The purslane would probably root down if it didn't get eaten. It's a VERY persistent weed!
The transfer went smoothly, and here he is, all moved in:
Incidentally, you may have noticed the little "horn" on his back end. In the photos in my other post, that horn appears to be damaged, almost like it got burnt or something. However, it's back to normal now! Maybe he grew a new one? Too bad I didn't think to get a better shot of it. It's barely visible below, that tiny yellowish thing you can see:
He seems very happy in there, and he ate like crazy yesterday. I think he's already grown about half an inch, making him about 2 inches long now. I wonder when he'll start digging.