16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar
Earlier this year, I recieved a few Milkweed seeds from a local insectarium. I really wanted to help Monarch butterflies out a bit. After planting and a couple months of growth, I stumbled upon a total of thirteen caterpillars nibbling away at the leaves, until only stalks of green were left. This photo shows one of the 2 week old caterpillars.
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||Oct. 3, 2018, 10:43 p.m.