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update on Monarch Caterpillars
Location:  Hawthorne, CA
December 3, 2012
Hi Daniel,
I found what I think are the two oldest caterpillars munching on the milkweed flowers this morning.  My total count this morning was nine.  Some hatched later on and are just now starting to develop their antennae.  Sorry about the blurriness of the younger, it’s a bit dark & wet out there today.
Anna

Monarch Caterpillars

Hi Anna,
Thanks for the update on your Monarch Caterpillars.  We are happy to hear that at least nine individuals have weathered the series of “storms” we had over the weekend.

Monarch Caterpillars

Update:  December 5, 2012
Daniel,
Here are two photos of one caterpillar in two stages of molting.  First is just the skin, second is the skin and the “helmet”.
Anna

Monarch Caterpillar

Thanks for the update Anna.  They are really starting to look like Monarch Caterpillars now.

Monarch Caterpillar

 

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