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Monarch attaching prior to pupation - Danaus plexippus

Monarch attaching prior to pupation - Danaus plexippus
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
May 14, 2006
The labial spinneret from which the silk is extruded is located centrally at the base of the caterpillar's face. Wagner(1) says it's extruded as a liquid but solidifies on exposure to air.

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