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Danaus plexippus Dec. 3, 2007 - Danaus plexippus - female

Danaus plexippus Dec. 3, 2007 - Danaus plexippus - Female
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California, USA
December 3, 2007
Observed this chrysalis since December 3, 2007, one of several, in a tall Verbascum plant near the milkweed used as food plant (Asclepias curassavica ). It finally emerged February 5, 2008; see accompanying photos.

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Danaus plexippus Dec. 3, 2007 - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Dec. 19, 2007 - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 12:51 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 1:00 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 1:00:22 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 1:00:29 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 1:06:43 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 2:08:59 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 2:11:33 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 2:12:56 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 2:15:07 PM - Danaus plexippus - female

nice emerging series
I just ran across this post. Very nice series of emerging monarch.

 
Thanks, I have very good memories
from this series, which stretched over a period of two months of going back to the Arboretum to check. Some others never eclosed.

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