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Monarch Butterfly ( Pupa )

Danaus plexippus


Many times during the spring and summer months, I would go outside to check on my outdoor butterfly garden. I would check to see if there were any new caterpillars or butterfly pupa, on there host plant. On this day, I saw a Monarch butterfly pupa, attached to its host plant. I took this Monarch pupa with me, inside my house, and then I put this Monarch pupa, inside one of my terrariums. I will now wait until this Monarch pupa ecloses. After this Monarch pupa ecloses, I will take some photos of this Monarch butterfly, and then I will set this Monarch butterfly free.... Order: Lepidoptera Family: Danaidae Genus/Species: Danaus plexippus The pupa is shiny green, with gold spots. The pupa is light green, except when the butterfly, is about to emerge.


Monarch butterflies, are found in meadows, roadsides, and sandy areas, where milkweed plants grow. Monarchs, tend to gravitate towards open meadows, or along the road, traversing the terrain in search for the much favored milkweed plant.


I found this Monarch pupa, attached to its host plant, in my outdoor, butterfly garden. The Monarch butterfly pupa, is shiny green, with gold spots.

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Florida, USA

Lat: 27.79, Long: -81.49

Spotted on Jul 17, 2016
Submitted on Dec 13, 2016

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