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African Monarch Butterfly (Female laying eggs)

Danaus chrysippus

Description:

"The female Plain Tiger [African Monarch] perches on the upperside of a leaf and, curling its abdomen around the edge, lays an egg on the underside. Only one egg is laid per leaf to avoid overcrowding of the caterpillars. The egg is silvery white, shiny, tall, bullet-shaped with an apical point and ribbed sides." ~wiki

Habitat:

my desert garden on a Dead Sea Apple tree (Calotropis procera)

Notes:

I watched her flit about for quite awhile...laying all her eggs over my plant! A few medium-sized caterpillars munching on the tree, too.

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Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

Egypt

Spotted on Aug 30, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

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