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Film, Video The carrot caterpillar Chenille de la carotte

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About this Item

Title

  • The carrot caterpillar

Other Title

  • Chenille de la carotte

Summary

  • The carrot caterpillar hides among and feeds on the leafy foliage in carrot fields. A man demonstrates how difficult it is to detect and remove them from the carrot plants. They propel themselves with their six feet and twelve suction cups. To ward off enemies, they display two horns which secrete a malodorous liquid. Before the chrysalis stage of their development, they attach themselves to a surface and two days later burst from their shell. After spending the winter as a chrysalis, they emerge as swallowtail butterflies. Once they have bathed their wings in dew and dried off, they are ready to fly.

Names

  • Pathé frères (France) production company.
  • Pathé Frères (U.S.) film distributor.

Created / Published

  • United States : Pathé Frères, 1911.

Headings

  • -  Caterpillars--Life cycles
  • -  Caterpillars--Food
  • -  Butterflies--Life cycles
  • -  Butterflies--Metamorphosis
  • -  Carrots--Diseases and pests

Genre

  • Nature films
  • Educational films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  Original French title from Bousquet, H. Catalogue Pathé des années, 1896 à 1914, v. 3, 1910 à 1911, p. 381.
  • -  End title lacking, but otherwise, LC copy seems to be complete. Bousquet, H. Catalogue Pathé des années, 1896 à 1914, v. 3 lists footage as 570 feet; Moving picture world, v. 9.7, p. 556 lists footage as 625 feet.
  • -  Duration: 8:36 minutes.
  • -  Summary adapted from Bousquet, H. Catalogue Pathé des années, 1896 à 1914, v. 2, 1910-1911, p. 381 and intertitles.
  • -  Pathé catalog no. 4136.
  • -  Digital file viewed.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Sources used: Bousquet, H. Catalogue Pathé des années, 1896 à 1914, v. 2, 1910-1911, p. 381; The European archives at the crossraods, p. 41-42; The bioscope [MI], 2/9/11, p. 31 and 2/16/11, p. 48; Moving picture world, v. 9.7, p. 556, 580; Motography, v. 6.3, p. 152; British Film Institute. Film title index, 1908-1974 [MI]; Higgins, L.G. A field guide to the butterflies of Britain and Europe, p. [35].

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (583 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (583 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FEB 5808 (viewing print)
  • FPC 9288 (dupe neg pic)

Source Collection

  • AFI/Nichol (Donald) Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 94503609

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Pathé Frères Production Company, and U.S. Film Distributor Pathé Frères. The Carrot Caterpillar. United States: Pathé Frères, 1911. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/94503609/.

APA citation style:

Pathé Frères Production Company & Pathé Frères, U. S. F. D. (1911) The Carrot Caterpillar. United States: Pathé Frères. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/94503609/.

MLA citation style:

Pathé Frères Production Company, and U.S. Film Distributor Pathé Frères. The Carrot Caterpillar. United States: Pathé Frères, 1911. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/94503609/>.