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Monarch (Danaus plexippus) Life Cycle

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Monarch Egg on Mexican Milkweed Monarch Caterpillar Monarch starts metamorphosis and forms J Monarch Chrysalis
Monarch Chrysalis Darkens Monarch starts to emerge Monarch continues to emerge Monarch extending its wings
Monarch clings to chrysalis shell Newly emerged Monarch drying its wings Monarch - minutes after emerging Monarch at Milkweed

 

(All photos taken in Mission, Tx, Gil Quintanilla)

 

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