Monday, June 04, 2012

Monarch caterpillar

This caterpillar has 6 antennae instead of 4.  I'm interested to see if it continues with 6 as it goes to the next instar level.  
I'm going to try to push mesh around the milkweed plants when I see a monarch caterpillar to keep bugs and wasps from eating it. 
An American Lady.
A couple of Checkerspots.

This butterfly migrated to my leg while taking pictures.

Addendum (06/04/2012):  The above caterpillar is unable to be located, as the rubber band broke around the mesh.  I will hurry up and press the "publish" button before I change my mind.

1 comment:

Melanie-Pearl said...

love it---hope you find him again!