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Curiosity Didn't Kill the 'Cat

An aggressive caterpillar attacks  another 'cat trying to pupate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Curiosity didn't kill the 'cat. An aggressive 'cat did. We were delighted to find 10 monarch caterpillars (the first of the year!) on our narrowleaf milkweed a couple of weeks ago in our Vacaville pollinator garden--but not so delighted to see what...

An aggressive caterpillar attacks  another 'cat trying to pupate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An aggressive caterpillar attacks another 'cat trying to pupate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An aggressive caterpillar attacks another 'cat trying to pupate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The combative monarch caterpillar latches on tight to the 'cat about to pupate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The combative monarch caterpillar latches on tight to the 'cat about to pupate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The combative monarch caterpillar latches on tight to the 'cat about to pupate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The aggressive caterpillar, after killing its sibling, slides back down to eat more milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The aggressive caterpillar, after killing its sibling, slides back down to eat more milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The aggressive caterpillar, after killing its sibling, slides back down to eat more milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM
 
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