Sunday, July 29, 2007

Looking for Barton Mountain, Part 2

After Wingnut and I returned to the car when we found the private residence on Mountain Lane, we took a small hike down a logging trail. We found a huge meadow. A small part of the meadow had been mowed within the past week. There were apple trees that had gone wild there. On the trees I found this catepillar nest.

What was fascinating about the nest was that all the tiny catepillars were waving their bodies at the same beat. One would think they were working together doing this, keeping in rhythm. I am submitting these photos to bugguide.net for identification.

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1 comment:

  1. I love these pictures and I remember reading about bagworms doing this. I cannot remember why it's done.

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