Saturday, June 09, 2007
Of the dozen or so milkweed plants growing in my boulevard, this caterpillar preferred the smallest. Perhaps the young leaves taste better.
The caterpillar in the photo disappeared later in the day. It turns out that monarch caterpillars are quite vunerable to marauding bands of nature-loving children who scour the neighborhood, plucking leaves bearing eggs or small caterpillars in the attempt to "raise" them in their homes.
Such is life.