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Monarch butterfly caterpillar

Danaus plexippus

Notes:

I took a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSiyTa8X...



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4 Comments

RiekoS
RiekoS 2 years ago

Thank you very much JamesPriest2. I have seen butterflies, but this is my first spotting of the caterpillar, so I was happy to share this with Project Noah.

JamesPriest2
JamesPriest2 2 years ago

Had Wanderer butterfly (as they are known in Australia) caterpillars in my yard when I was a teenager as Mum grew milkweeds back then. Enjoyed your video as its been a long time since I've seen the caterpillars eating

RiekoS
RiekoS 2 years ago

Thank you so much Hema Shah. They are very aggressive, but they become graceful and beautiful butterflies. Amazing.

Hema
Hema 2 years ago

great movie.A very hungry caterpillar. Loved to watch the caterpillar eating!

New York, USA

Lat: 42.26, Long: -74.73

Spotted on Aug 26, 2016
Submitted on Sep 8, 2016

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