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Creatures in the Garden
|Title||Creatures in the Garden 99|
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|Photo Information||Is it Love? Monarch butterfly caterpillars devouring a milkweed plant together.|
Pransky, Susan: UC Master Gardener Vol.
|Description||This photo was taken in my garden on June 4, 2014. This is perhaps the only situation in which a gardener is happy to see something eating your plants. It caught my eye that these two caterpillars were arranged symmetrically on the plant, like synchronized nibblers. Also, they are in a quasi-heart-shaped formation. Maybe this is their version of togetherness.|