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Monarch Caterpillar - Danaus plexippus

Monarch Caterpillar - Danaus plexippus
Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA
June 19, 2015
Size: 2 inch
I know these are common but they have become few and far between. We have a field with many common milkweeds - the two caterpillars I spotted were close to the road on the undersides of the milkweed plants.

4th instar molting into the 5th instar
note pale break in the exoskeleton betw head capsule and tentacle...

Dan, a good sign for the future of migratory monarchs.
Moved from ID Request.

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