Kleinmond thistle worm #1 (reared)

Kleinmond thistle worm #1 (reared)

Observation - Kleinmond thistle worm #1 (reared) - Southern Africa. Description: Collected caterpillars on thistle weed growing along coastal reserve path. Caterpillars operated within loose purses spun among the extremely spiny thistle leaves, which quickly filled with black frass and eventually became too small. In captivity the cat

Collected caterpillars on thistle weed growing along coastal reserve path. Caterpillars operated within loose purses spun among the extremely spiny thistle leaves, which quickly filled with black frass and eventually became too small. In captivity the caterpillars happily moved onto fresh food plant and sometimes created new feeding pockets, often not.