Life Cycle of Monarchs

Monarch Butterflies (Real Media)

Danaus plexippus ova on Asclepias curassavica

Coccinellid larva eating aphid near ova

First instar monarch larva with egg

Monarch larvae

Monarch larvae-late instars

Host plant – Asclepias curassavica

Stripped Asclepias curassavica
(Plant completely recovered)

Monarch pre-pupal "J"

Monarch pupa (fresh)

Close-up of Monarch pupa

Monarch just emerged

Adult Monarch

Mating Monarchs

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