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Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar (Hawaiian)

Danaus plexippus

Notes:

Happily munching away in the Community Garden by the Ala Wai Canal in Waikiki, Oahu.

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Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar
Danaus plexippus Monarch (butterfly)


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4 Comments

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 10 years ago

Thanks to you both for this ID. I really enjoyed the links you provided. I will be searching for the Monarchs there sometime soon!

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 10 years ago

Looks like a monarch caterpillar to me. There are monarch butterflies in Hawaii. There is even a white morph that is becoming more common there. http://www.explorebiodiversity.com/Hawai...

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 10 years ago

I see on the link that it has occasionally been seen in Hawaii. I will have to look for it when I am there next. Is there any other caterpillar that looks exactly like this?

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 10 years ago

I wonder if the Monarch Butterfly has been introduced to Hawaii? So many things have!

KathleenMcEachern
Spotted by
KathleenMcEachern

Mililani, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 15, 2011
Submitted on Sep 30, 2011

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