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Old 08-17-2015, 07:54 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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I was taking a picture of a butterfly this morning and when I went back to review my picture I noticed not 1 but 2 Monarch caterpillars hanging beneath the leaves of my milkweed that I started from seed this year.





I hope they make it to adult hood.

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Old 08-17-2015, 08:09 PM
 
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Awesome!
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:19 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SFL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Yes, awesome!
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:21 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Doesn't get any better than that. They're voracious eaters, and your plants look nice and healthy to get them to their next stage. Keep the camera ready!
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Love those photos!

is that a milkweed plant?

with an orange flower?
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Not.here
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When they get ready to pupate and form a chrysalis they can be hard to find, especially if there are lots of plants around where they can find their "secret place."

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Old 08-18-2015, 07:14 AM
 
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Lucky!!!

I also sowed milkweed seeds and have 5 nice sized plants for them but no one has come to the party yet!

Enjoy watching them. I'll look for more pix from you.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:24 AM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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Love those photos!

is that a milkweed plant?

with an orange flower?
tropical milkweed or asclepias curassavica
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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thanks


I'm going to look into it!
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:40 AM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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OK Final picture of the Cats. If I can find the chrysallis' I'll post those. I'm now counting 5 monarch cats and the leaves are quickly disappearing. May have to move them to my other undiscovered milkweed plant in my wildflower garden.



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