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Monarch caterpillar

Danaus plexippus

Description:

We think this is a monarch caterpillar but it was very small and not on milkweed.

Habitat:

On leaves of a vine plant by the fence of our pond area, in our school yard.

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3 Comments

Wixenstyx
Wixenstyx 5 years ago

Actually, the vine visible in the photo is Sandvine, also known as Honeyvine milkweed. It's a common host plant for monarchs, especially later in the summer.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

This looks like a Monarch. Please update your spotting to reflect the ID so your spotting can be considered complete. Here is a link that you can use to compare. http://bugguide.net/node/view/540

Davidbygott
Davidbygott 7 years ago

Looks like Monarch - if it were a Queen it would have an extra pair of 'horns' after the front pair.

kerriwagesfair
Spotted by
kerriwagesfair

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Sep 17, 2014
Submitted on Sep 17, 2014

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