Monarch caterpillar – 8/15/18

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 8/15/18

Observation Time: 1:15 p.m.

Observation Place: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Monarch Butterfly caterpillar and chrysalis

Scientific Name: Danaus plexippus

Comments: This caterpillar was feeding on milkweed. It will soon form a chrysalis, as others nearby had already done.

Monarchs make an epic, multi-generational migration. Check it out at the link below.

More Information: National Geographic

Monarch chrysalis: