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Monarch caterpillar - Danaus plexippus

Monarch caterpillar - Danaus plexippus
Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USA
April 12, 2015
Size: 2.0 - 2.5"
Monarch caterpillar?

Moved from ID Request.

Welcome to BugGuide,
I agree with Natalie that this specimen is a Monarch caterpillar.r

More like a Queen or something similar.

Its a monarch. Queens and Soldiers have three pairs of filaments, where as the monarch has two. This one is a little darker than most, but that's not uncommon, there is a wide range of coloration in the species.


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