Caterpillar patterns


Tent caterpillars are beginning to emerge from their cocoon-like webbing. Once they do that they head for the nearest foliage, eat, then turn into moths for a little while, mate, lay eggs, and start all over again. Entomology is a stretch for me; sometimes the creepy crawly essence of insects is a bit much. But these guys were so nicely arranged I couldn’t resist. And most of them weren’t squirming.

8 thoughts on “Caterpillar patterns”

  1. Reminds me of tightly braided and coiled hair. Other than looking at your photo, I don’t think I’d like to spend much time with them.

  2. After the scourge of tent caterpillars last year I thought there would be less this year. They certainly are busy little things – and good food for the baby birds too.

  3. OK, Kay, you have done it. Check it off your list and don’t show it again. Not that I am squeamish . . . . . . . . .

  4. im not a fan.
    i think its interesting i find them creepy. i dont find a butterfly creepy, and i know its only because they are pretty.
    i continue to find these here creepy!

  5. Good eye to spot these guys. I’m with you….entomology is not my strong suite. It doesn’t help that I’m a bit squeamish looking at these creepy crawlers.

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