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Monarch Caterpillar

Danaus plexippus

Description:

Family: Nymphalidea, Subfamily: Danainae. Probably the best known North American Butterfly. This caterpillar is banded with yellow, black and white stripes. Head is also striped yellow and black. 2 pairs of black filaments - one pair on each end of the body. 5 cm long (2 inches)

Habitat:

Meadow eating milkweed

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2 Comments

"The hungry caterpillar" :D

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Lovely caterpillar..:-)

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Aug 15, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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