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Happenings in the insect world
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by Tece Markel
on December 2, 2016 at 6:27 PM
I live in Newcastle (Placer County) and I also have had very late caterpillars ( into late November).
by Jo Nichols
on November 5, 2018 at 6:20 PM
One skinny Monarch carterpillar discovered today 11/5/2018, 4:00 pm. It was eating non-native milkweed leaf. I had been gone most of summer and hadn’t seen any M. butterflies in the yard from Oct . 1 to-date.  
Found in almost the same place in my Sunnyvale, CA garden, as a monarch caterpillar two years ago (it died while trying to become chrysalis).
by Paula Simms
on November 24, 2018 at 11:31 AM
Just found my first monarch larva on my milkweed! November 24, 2018...It's been raining and so not too cold. Should I bring it inside or leave it outside?
by Julie Hampel
on December 2, 2018 at 8:40 AM
Discovered 11 instar 2 Monarch caterpillars on my tropical milkweed that I had yet to cut down. No nurseries have any pesticide free milkweed in Orange County that I could find. Now what? Any suggestions on where to find wild milkweed that I can take cuttings from?
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on December 2, 2018 at 4:21 PM
Hi, Julie,  
I know that some folks feed their caterpillars squash. See https://butterfly-fun-facts.com/monarch-caterpillars-butternut-squash/.
 
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