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Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars

Danaus plexippus

Description:

Family: Nymphalidae, Tribe: Danaini. Black, yellow and white bands. 4th-5th instar. Length: 25-45 mm. Feeding on Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Habitat:

Meadow with milkweed and other weeds next to lake. (Mauch Chunk Lake).

Notes:

Red Milkweed Beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) also feeding on milkweed.

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Jim Thorpe, penna, USA

Lat: 40.88, Long: -75.73

Spotted on Aug 7, 2014
Submitted on Oct 1, 2014

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