JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Monarch Caterpillar Monarch larva with a complex banding pattern of white, yellow, and black stripes. The white dots on the prolegs, in addition to the large size of this caterpillar (5cm) indicate that this is probably a 5th instar larva.  Danaus plexippus,Geotagged,Monarch,Monarch Caterpillar,Monarch butterfly,Summer,United States,caterpillar,monarch butterfly caterpillar Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Monarch Caterpillar

Monarch larva with a complex banding pattern of white, yellow, and black stripes. The white dots on the prolegs, in addition to the large size of this caterpillar (5cm) indicate that this is probably a 5th instar larva.

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

The monarch butterfly or simply monarch is a milkweed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. Other common names depending on region include milkweed, common tiger, wanderer, and black veined brown. It may be the most familiar North American butterfly, and is considered an iconic pollinator species. Its wings feature an easily recognizable black, orange, and white pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 cm The viceroy butterfly is similar in color and pattern, but is markedly smaller and has an extra.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
View Christine Young's profile

By Christine Young

All rights reserved
Uploaded Jan 12, 2018. Captured Aug 24, 2017 10:42 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm