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What season do caterpillars grow the fastest?
Question Date: 2014-10-11
Answer 1:

That depends on the caterpillar, but given the limits caused by the weather, I expect that most caterpillars will grow fastest either in the spring (California) or summer (most of the rest of the U.S.).

Answer 2:

In general caterpillars grow the fastest when the weather is the warmest. This tends to be in the summer, which is also when most butterfly/moth breeding cycles occur.

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