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In Costa Rica, Monarch Butterflies lay their eggs on species of the milkweed family (in this case Tropical Milkweed; Asclepias curassavica) which remains one of their main food sources throughout their lives. As a caterpillar, Monarchs munch the leaves along the stem of the plant. When the butterflies have undergone metamorphosis, they feed on the nectar of the milkweeds flowers.
Garden at 1100 m.a.s.l.
Spotted on Jun 17, 2021
Submitted on Jun 18, 2021