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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