Caterpillars of Leptocneria reducta, LYMANTRIIDAE
on the march looking for more leaves to eat.
There are 3 basic reasons why caterpillars leave their foodplant:
To get much further, it is necessary to establish what species they belong to. A help would be a description: length, colour, any patterns, hair distribution, number of prolegs? How do they move: loop or crawl? Other habits? A photo can be really helpful. What species of plant they were feeding on?
Frequently Asked Questions about Caterpillars
(updated 5 March 2007)