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caterpillar distance travelled


By Stevesw

North Somerset, United Kingdom Gb

Why would hundreds of caterpillars spend the last fews days travelling along a footpath(200/300metres),cross a road apparently into a field.I ask this question because today they appear to be going back. The behavior appears strange to a novice caterpillar watcher. Could any body shed any light on the reason why. ps colour black predominently, sorry should have taken a photo



The only thing I can think of is that they latched on to a new food source. When that ran out, instinct prompted them to return to their original food source, which may have recovered in the meantime from their predations.

9 Jul, 2009


maybe they forgot something.

9 Jul, 2009


there going to the ugly bug ball lol food would be there reasen for moving unless they move from there food plant to pupate excuse my spelling.

10 Jul, 2009

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