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Monarch, larvae

Danaus plexippus


Monarch larvae, one regular one and one dark phase.


Open areas, roadsides. Just about anywhere during migration.


I have reared hundreds of monarch larvae over the years but only ever came across a dark phase larva a few times. The larvae were perfectly healthy, and pupated as usual. A normal colored monarch always eclosed.

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Corning, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Aug 3, 2006
Submitted on Dec 25, 2012

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