I noticed this caterpillar a couple of mornings ago making it’s way in a fairly straight, purposeful line, south to north. Then midday I saw it again crawling on the same line, north to south. It returned about and hour and a half later, south to north again. Then, toward evening, north to south once more. The same behavior has been repeated every day since.
I like to imagine it’s going to work, going home for lunch, returning to work, then going home after a hard day of caterpillaring.