Pupal stage has started

Diapausing caterpillars are now pupating. When a pupa emerges from its cast skin, it appears green and later darkens to a reddish brown (photo below). The pupa transitions into an adult moth in 2-4 weeks time. The moths will mate and females will deposit her eggs on a host tree.

Freshly emerged pupa with cast skin attached at the posterior
Ochrogaster lunifer pupae                         (female on the left and male on the right)