Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Caterpillar food, continued

Smart critters, those caterpillars. Notice that they didn't eat the leaves of the frond where they have built a nest, if that's the right word. What looks like a bird's nest is full of big caterpillars all bunched up together. As pictured, the weight is great enough that the whole frond is drooping to the ground. There are more than 30 caterpillars inside! The web was closed when I found it. I opened the top to get a view inside. Next image will be of the caterpillars, themselves.

1 comment:

Sandpiper said...

Well, I'll be darned! Quite different from our tent caterpillars.