Monarch butterfly larvae on Asclepias syriaca

Wildflowers Monday follow-up

Only a picture to prove my point on milkweeds (read more) –  Not that I really need to but for just in case…(and to buy time until I process the seeds collected over the weekend ;)

Monarch butterfly larvae feeding on Asclepias syriaca (probably last stage before pupating) – Hmm, so hungry! I’ve read that the typical monarch increases in mass by 2,000 times while a caterpillar (from the tiny larvae emerging from the eggs to the fat one in the picture); such an amazing transformation that takes place in only about two weeks!

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