Page b; A fitting comparison between a caterpillar of approximately 30 mm medium size, more or less 5 milkweed leaves away before turning pupa, and a recent arrival of barely 10 mm’s.
Feasting on milkweed buds at their most tender phase seems a gourmet treat for these creatures,
large & small, gorgers by nature. The plant in question, by the way, blossoms yellow more often
than red, as shown at the bottom right with a maximum size specimen ready for its next phase.