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Monarch

Danaus plexippus

Description:

Caterpillar, yellow, black an white. I believe this little guy got OUT OF ITS CAGE and got caught in a spider web. ;(

Habitat:

Garden, outside, home.


1 species ID suggestions

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 5 years ago
Monarch
Danaus plexippus

4 Comments

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 5 years ago

I actually found it in a spider web... Maybe it was the shell of the catipillar? When I found it in the web, it was shriveled up and not alive.

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 5 years ago

Are you sure it got trapped in a spider web? Monarchs have silk glands and can make silk. That's how they attach themselves to things before they make their cocoons.

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 5 years ago

Cool! I wish I could with this guy... Did you hear? Unfortunately her/he got out of its cage and got trapped in a spider web... ;(

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 5 years ago

Kept about 5 of these guys and watched them grow and let them go when they came out of the cocoon.

NYC, New York, USA

Lat: 40.71, Long: -74.01

Spotted on Aug 9, 2012
Submitted on Dec 27, 2013

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