THE PINE PROCESSIONARY: METEOROLOGY

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In January a 2d moult happens, leaving the caterpillar much less truthful to the attention, whilst on the similar time endowing him with some very odd organs. When the instant has come to shed their skins, the Processionaries cluster higgledy-piggledy at the dome of the nest and there, if the elements be delicate, stay immobile day and evening. It will appear as although the reality in their touch, in their mutual discomfort, whilst thus heaped in combination, furnishes a resistance, a fulcrum, which favours the method of excoriation.