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Monarch Caterpillars out of food!

SoFL Rose z10
9 years ago

I grow a few milkweeds for the monarch butterflies, but they ever seem to get going before the caterpillars eat them to stems.

This time around they payed so many eggs on the poor littlr plants. I was very happy to see them covered with caterpillars of all sizes, but now the leaves are all gone and so are the caterpillars.

I found a few of them wondering around other parts of my garden (most likely looking for food). And I was so sad! Will they die and never turn to butterflies? Or will they eat other things and survive?

I would grow more milkweed, but they always just devour it before it can grow. (Plus I dont really have space)


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