Sunday, August 20, 2017

More Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillars

I wrote about milkweed tussock moth caterpillars last week -- Euchaetes egle, remember? And I keep seeing them. Look at all these guys! This must be the tastiest leaf on the milkweed plant. Click to enlarge. As I was wondering what it is like down there in their world I recalled the words below...  
"She sat down in a weed patch, her elbows on her knees,
and kept her eyes on the small mysterious world of the ground.  
In the shade and sun of grass blade forests,
small living things had their metropolis."
                                                                                           Nancy Price


  1. second time on your post, and again very interesting! Beautiful Wildlife Mark Hutchinson sanctuary and amazing pictures of Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillars.