Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

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#1 caterpillar eggs on Milkweed leaf

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Monarch egg closeup

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#2 caterpillar emerges from egg/burrow

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#3 adult caterpillar eating

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#4 caterpillar hangs in J shape just before turning to Chrysalis

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#5 jewel like chrysalis you might see on wood posts or anywhere in the garden

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#6 butterfly emerging – as a reminder, do not touch butterflies. The oil on our hands damages their delicate wings