Caterpillars eating Milkweed
Hungry little Fellows
Caterpillar eating milkweed stem
I purchased a large milkweed plant and the caterpillars ate all the leaves. I will purchase another one soon. My question is will they eat the stems also? What else will they eat?
As you can see in the photo above, yes the caterpillars will eat the stems, but they will not last long with a hungry Monarch caterpillar.
The only plant that the Monarch caterpillar eats is milkweed. If you don't want to buy another plant, find a swampy or weedy roadside area and look for some common milkweed. Cut a stem and put it in some water and let the caterpillars have a feast.