Finding Caterpillars > Gregarious Caterpillar Nests

Early instar caterpillars of some species groups of butterflies are gregarious; which means large groups of caterpillars feed in unison on their host plant. In North America, these groups include pine whites and brushfooted butterflies of the genera Asterocampa, Nymphalis, Chlosyne, Euphydryas, Thessalia, Poladryas, and Phyciodes.