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Old 08-22-2012, 06:49 PM   #11
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Beware of buying milkweed with a mature milkweed caterpillar on it. They may choose to go walkabout in the car on the way home, and you won't find them until you miraculously have a butterfly stuck in your car....not that I know anyone that could have happened to!
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:53 PM   #12
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Beware of buying milkweed with a mature milkweed caterpillar on it. They may choose to go walkabout in the car on the way home, and you won't find them until you miraculously have a butterfly stuck in your car....not that I know anyone that could have happened to!

LOLOL, Turttle! This happens to me all the time. Not in the car, but I've had caterpillars escape in the house and classroom and we find the pupae everywhere! Or not! One time I was teaching math at the board and a monarch flew from behind our computer cart. It was very exciting!
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:52 PM   #13
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I bet the kids loved it!
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:10 PM   #14
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Speaking of Milkweed, I found several of these fellows taking late season sustenance from the milkweed patch on the farm.

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It appears to be a Milkweed Tussock Moth (Euchaetes egle) caterpillar
8238 - Milkweed Tussock Moth - Euchaetes egle photo - Tom Murray photos at pbase.com
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It appears to be a Milkweed Tussock Moth (Euchaetes egle) caterpillar
8238 - Milkweed Tussock Moth - Euchaetes egle photo - Tom Murray photos at pbase.com
Great shots...you are not the only member spotting these--I hope I'm next!
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