We had that happen a few years ago...just on the j. artichokes. We thought they were 'army worms' that were invading our county pastures at the time but were never certain about the ID. I don't remember them eating anything else, and the j. artichokes were completely striped...the plants regrew leaves just in time for the passing deer to strip them again....
"We're all just walking each other home." -Ram Dass
"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder."-Rumi
“When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution