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October 15, 1935 - Image 8

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The Michigan Daily, 1935-10-15

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THE MICHIGAN

DAILY

TUESDAY; -OCTOBER 15, 1935

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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ROCESSIONARY CATERPILLARS

feed upon pine needles.

They

move

through

thme

trees in

a long

pr

roc.essioi
each

n, one leading and
with his eyes half-

the others following
closed and .his head

snugly fitted against the
Spreeesr

rear

extremity of his

Jeanr - Henri Fabrte, the great F re nch natu

ralist, after patiently experimenting with

a

group of these caterpilla rs, finally enticed them

to the rim of

a large flowerpot where he

suc-

ceeded in getting the first

one connected up

with the last one thus forming a complete circle

which started. moving around in

a procession

which had neither begi nning nor end.
The naturalist expected that after a while
they would catch on to the joke - get tired of

their.

useless

march and start off in some new

direction.

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