Bug of the Week: Monarch Butterfly

Fall must be approaching, because look who showed up in our yard:

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This was a female monarch butterfly and she laid an egg.

The plant is commonly called a rush milkweed or desert milkweed. It is a favorite of both monarch and queen butterflies.

If you have a minute, insect photographer Alex Wild has wonderful close up photographs of a monarch butterfly egg and caterpillar. Enjoy!

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One Response to Bug of the Week: Monarch Butterfly

  1. Goodwin, Kody says:

    cool

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