Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monarch Caterpillar

I took this picture of what appears to be a monarch butterfly caterpillar on an isolated milkweed plant in my parents' garden a few weeks ago. I was home over the weekend and checked the same plant. The milkweed was dried up and the seed heads gone to fluff and there was no sign of a chrysalis, so I don't know if the bug made it out alive.

Back in Oklahoma, September was the month that was full of monarchs; their migration pathways converged from all over the East as they approached their wintering grounds in Mexico.

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