Check out this caterpillar🐛tent!
Caterpillars construct their tents at a site that intercepts the early morning sun.🌞The position of the tent is critical because the caterpillars must absorb the sun to elevate their temperatures above the cool temperatures that occur in the early spring and late fall.🍁 Because the leaves they eat consist largely of nondigestible components, tent 🐛caterpillars "void” nearly half of the energy they ingest as fecal pellets💩So... a colony of caterpillars produces quite a large quantity of fecal pellets. 💩This is really noticeable during outbreaks of the forest tent caterpillar (like right now!). Fecal pellets💩 dropping from treetops in dense areas sound like rainfall.😂
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