Disappearing caterpillars

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    Lesley Dunn

    We were worried about getting no catterpillars due to our plants being only 1 year on but in the last few weeks we finally had a few decent size guys.

    We now have a whole bunch of babies but all the bigger ones have gone – including one that was hanging yesterday – I thought it a bit small to be doing that based on my previous knowledge but now no sign of him at all.

    Is our CHCH crap summer doing a lot of damage to them?

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    We are having the same problem and discovered much to our dismay that parasitic wasps are carrying them away (we actually saw one carrying a big monarch caterpillar away.) maybe thats whats happening in your area?

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