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Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's a Twofer

The caterpillar situation has remained stable all day. So I guess the answer to one question is: As they get larger, they don't change instars as quickly.

Here's what I found this morning. A lot fewer caterpillars, all on the back of the large upper leaf.

milkweed tussock moth caterpillar

And now there are two of the 4th instar- the very small orange and black caterpillar.

milkweed tussock moth caterpillar

It was the same at lunch, and the same this evening.

I went for a hike with some friends today. More about that on Sunday. You'll know why, then.

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rainfield61 said...

More is horrible.

Secondary Roads said...

This series has prompted me to examine the milkweed that grows in our basement walkout garden. There are no signs of fauna in the flora.

Ann Thompson said...

I wonder where the rest of them went

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