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Sadly, something munched the head off this monarch before it got the chance to emerge. You can see the gorgeous gold-looking band on the remaining chrysalis, and even the coloration of the wings that were forming inside.
Habitat: Many open habitats including fields, meadows, weedy areas, marshes, and roadsides. Range: Southern Canada south through all of the United States, Central America, and most of South America. Also present in Australia, Hawaii, and other Pacific Islands.
Spotted in a backyard flower garden in Kennesaw, GA
Lat: 34.06, Long: -84.54
Spotted on Sep 4, 2014
Submitted on Sep 13, 2014
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