PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLARS

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March 12, 2015 (Anza Borrego Desert) -  Kristin Kjaero visited the Anza Borrego desert Tuesday, where she observed "thousands of caterpillars in a feeding frenzy...The roads were dotted with yellow splotches."  Standing still for just a few moments to take a photo, she adds, "I had caterpillars crawl onto each foot."



After munching on the flower fields, these caterpillars will ultimately turn into white sphinx moths - which in turn help pollinate flowers to assure future growth.