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Monarch Caterpillar

Danaus plexippus


Black, yellow, and white stripes full grown approx. 2 inches


Built a butterfly nursery. Stocked it with Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) The Milkweed already had the eggs on the leaves. After about four days the eggs hatch, they become caterpillars (larvae) They have a voracious appetite for the Milkweed for about two weeks, and then go into their chrysalis (pupa) stage.

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Lynn Cremona
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Lynn Cremona

Neptune Township, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Aug 23, 2014
Submitted on Aug 30, 2014

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