Hangry Monarch Caterpillars



This article confirmed what I've observed about monarch caterpillars.

I've seen and wondered about the head-butting when one of these caterpillars encounters another caterpillar on the same milkweed leaf or stem.


And yes, they get particularly ferocious in their fifth or last instar before pupating.


https://www.ecowatch.com/hungry-angry-caterpillars-2648991765.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2




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