At the park, I saw a milkweed with leaves that had nothing but veins left. On closer inspection I saw dozens of weird caterpillars marching along the stem of the milkweed. I had just read about milkweed tussock moth larvae that can defoliate milkweed. The article advised killing them if there were more than a few. I jumped into action by tipping over the plant and stomping on most of them. I saw more at another site and they were older larvae. They're gone now.
New Brighton, MN
Latitude: 45 Longitude: -93.2
Observed by: Kathleen
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