Hairy caterpillars

To: R & J Frankenberg <>
Subject: Hairy caterpillars
From: Penn Gwynne <>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 17:41:42 -0700 (PDT)

G'day Judy,

I think they may have enlisted the help of those fully imported US inch worms who more then likely mapped out the distance for them, as for the direction? was the new tree in a gnaw gnaw yeasterly direction perhaps?

"Something in the air"?

Sorry I'm not well eh? :^D>>> JAG De Whag

R & J Frankenberg <> wrote:

Off topic, but we have 'Procession caterpillars' as we call them living on Golden wattles (A pycnantha) around the garden. I noticed a procession the other day - leaving a wattle that had been completely denuded, and heading directly towards a couple of other wattles about 50 metres away - how did they know which direction to go for the next meal? Fascinating things.


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