Monarch Caterpillar

Dom

Arachnolord
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Gorgeous!!
As a kid I grew up on a ravine with lots of milkweed. As an adult I check out any milkweed plant I find. After over 35 years of looking I've still not found a monarch caterpillar.
 

bugmankeith

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By me milkweed is slowly dissapearing, most see it as a bad weed and dont let it grow, and more wild areas are being mowed to make the area look nice.

I can still find wild monarch caterpillars, but not as many.
 

Spyder 1.0

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to the person with eggs. i hope you have access to a milkweed plant. raise them well, because isnt the monarch in danger. or was that just a few years ago.
 

dtknow

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Their populations are pretty low compared to the years past. I visited one of the places that the monarchs wintered and the numbers vary drastically but have been much higher in the past. I think it is remarkable that such a beloved insect that needs so little to survive and reproduce could exist in such relatively smal numbers. Basically, at the very least their re more people than monarchs around.
 
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