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Monarch caterpillar

Danaus plexippus


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


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

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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 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.

Davidbygott 7 years ago

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

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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

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