Yellow, black and white striped caterpillar with two pairs of black filaments on each end.
Milkweed in Balboa Park.
"Monarch butterflies are poisonous or distasteful to birds and mammals because of the presence of cardiac glycosides that are contained in milkweed consumed by the larva. It is thought that the bright colors of larvae and adults function as warning colors." - Wikipedia
Lat: 32.73, Long: -117.15
Spotted on Jul 21, 2012
Submitted on Jul 23, 2012