Monday, March 10, 2014

Some VERY Hungry Caterpillars

All last week we were watching our caterpillars get big and fat, eating the flowers and (tiny) leaves on the Desert Milkweed plant in our courtyard.

Over the weekend the caterpillars all disappeared abruptly...

This morning we found them on the Golden Butterflyweed, which is about 20 feet from the Desert Milkweed that they had been feeding on.

They had eaten the Milkweed plant down to the stems, so it's possible they wandered off looking for more to eat.

They seem to really like the Butterflyweed, and are chewing through it pretty quickly. Hopefully there is enough food for them there, and we will be able to watch them form their chrysalises soon.

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