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Strange behaviour of caterpillar
Observed: 23rd July 2009 By: Burner
Added: 3rd November 2009
Caterpillar appears to be tending group of pupae (or eggs) of unrelated insects and remained in the position photographed here without appearing to feed for more than a week. One of the photos is taken from inside the house. I did not observe the hatching but the resident told me they seemed to have been flies. Can anyone help with identification and explanation? Photos from other angles available if required.