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American Monarch Caterpillar

Danaus plexippus


I spotted this fat little caterpillar head-down having already eaten most of the pod of a Fewflower milkweed (Asclepias lanceolata) in a butterfly garden. Monarchs love milkweed!


In North America, the monarch ranges from southern Canada to northern South America - and is famous for its mass migrations. Although native to North and South America, it has expanded its distribution to Australia, many Pacific islands, and a few places in Europe


Spotted on in a backyard flower garden in Kennesaw, GA.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2013
Submitted on Oct 25, 2013

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