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Monarch Caterpillar - Danaus plexippus 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 (6 cm) indicate that this is probably a 5th instar larva. <br />
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Habitat: Milkweed that was growing beside a pond.<br />
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Monarch Caterpillar - Danaus plexippus

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 (6 cm) indicate that this is probably a 5th instar larva.

Habitat: Milkweed that was growing beside a pond.

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  1. Not only is the subject awesome, the focus and depth of field precision is remarkable, well done Christine. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! Posted one year ago

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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
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Uploaded Aug 16, 2018. Captured Aug 16, 2018 11:08 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm