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monarch caterpillar

Danaus plexippus


The caterpillar is banded with yellow, black, and white stripes. The head is also striped with yellow and black. Two pairs of black filaments are seen, one pair on each end of the body. The caterpillar will reach a length of 5 cm (2 in)


The monarch can be found in a wide range of habitats, such as fields, meadows, prairie remnants, urban and suburban parks, gardens, trees, and roadsides. It overwinters in conifer groves

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Scarletthdz 7 years ago

Sure!!! :D thanks!

annorion 7 years ago

Great spotting! Please consider adding to the Monarch Migration mission, thanks!

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Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico

Spotted on Jan 3, 2013
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013

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