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I found these caterpillars wandering on a wall where there were no plants around. They moved together and, at night, were grouped. I tried to provide leaves of many plants, but they did not accept eat anything leaves that offered. They died after a few days.

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.I believe, that if a Moth or Butterfly can to find their host plant out of desperation it will lay eggs anywhere, I have seen strings of eggs lay in my glass windows only to dry and witter away, I know that the butterfly I show you only place eggs in a wild vine, I let it grow in my garden as part of "My Garden's Wild Plants and weeds" and I am happy I did that... : )

SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

I agree, very peculiar.

TamaraMiranda 6 years ago

SukanyaDatta Here was the first time I saw something. Strange behavior of Lepidoptera that lay eggs on the wall where the offspring can not feed!Here too there is vegetation surrounding . What makes this even stranger behavior.

TamaraMiranda 6 years ago

Gilma Jeannete, these are similar even ! It would be great if my caterpillars had accepted some foliage , I would discover if it were in some butterfly as beautiful as this spot you mentioned.

SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

As a child in Assam, India, I once witnessed a similar tragic ending of caterpillars...I have always thought it was just a chance thing that the moth/butterfly laid its eggs on the wall. Then I saw eggs laid on a door a Kolakham, West Bengal. India and now, this. I wonder how common this is. Both in Assam and at Kolakham there was a lot of greenery around and no pesticide.

Did you see any Cracker Butterflies around? They resemble their caterpillars...

TamaraMiranda 6 years ago

Hi Ava T-B! I put a note. There was not much to say because these caterpillars are still a mystery to me! lol :)!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Please write something in the notes section about this interesting spotting!

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Spotted on Apr 13, 2015
Submitted on Aug 6, 2015

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