New Monarch Larvae

It’s been quite a while since I posted any photos of Monarch larvae (mainly because of cold weather and a lack of egg-laying butterflies) so here are nine that I found on our milkweed plants today, just enough to field a baseball team. Good thing we have plenty of plants with healthy leaves and flower buds for them to munch on. A few days ago I thought we had only one larva. Obviously I needed to look more carefully.

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    • Mary on February 7, 2012 at 09:29
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    This is so cool, Peter! Diana is learning about bugs this month in preschool, and they are “making” caterpillars and chrysalis’ and butterflies and she is talking about bugs non-stop! I will have to share your photos with her. πŸ™‚

    You are an amazing photographer.

    1. Thanks, Mary. I try never to toot my own horn (no, not a euphemism), but for educating younglings I’ll make an exception. Here are links to some Facebook albums of just Monarch stages:

      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.100889249853.87296.748854853&type=3

      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.54592024853.61633.748854853&type=3

      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.105552404853.90001.748854853&type=3

      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.398621289853.174883.748854853&type=3

      Hope Diana gets even smarter!

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