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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Monarch Butterfly and larvae

A Happy, Prosperous and Wonderful 2009 to all my blogging friends.
May the New Year be all that you wish it to be.
Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing the brilliant photographs I know you are going to share with us in the coming months of your moment in time.

The African Monarch (danaus chrysippus) is very common in our gardens.
The larvae feed mostly on Asclepias and other milkweeds.
They lay a single elongated oval egg of a creamy white color.
They are mimiced by many other species as they are distasteful to predators.

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