NOT the Monarchs…

June 1, 2009 at 9:29 pm (Butterflies, Caterpillars, Day to Day) (, , , , )

After some extensive research across the internets I have discovered we do NOT have Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars.

They look like THIS.

What we have are Mourning Cloak Butterfly Caterpillars. Still VERY exciting. AND…I think, prettier than the Monarch.

Check out the blue dots! Tres chic!

That would be post-metamorphisis…the caterpillar itself is HORROR movie! Spiky! Hairy! Cree–eepy!

The new family is resting safely at the neighbors house where all the ensuing action will take place. Apparently these are quite common around here and they should eat for two weeks or so, create their chrysalis, and in 10-15 days emerge, and take off into the sunshine.

Wish our little pupa’s luck!

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