MONARCH BUTTERFLY

These web pages present a Monarch caterpillar raising experience and complement the pages on Milkweed, the food source of this caterpillar. All photos and videos by Denise Motard unless otherwise noted.

THE STORY BEHIND THIS PROJECT
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY
CATERPILLAR STAGE
PUPA (CHRYSALIS) STAGE
BUTTERFLY STAGE
PREDATORS
RAISING MONARCH CATERPILLARS
TAGGING MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
QUESTIONS

RESOURCES:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_butterfly
https://monarchwatch.org/ (Conservation program run by Kansas University)
https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/animal-facts-monarch-butterfly
http://accdc.com/mba/profiles/danaus-plexippus.html (Maritimes Butterfly Atlas)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Many thanks to zoologist John Klymko for sharing his knowledge, and his patience in answering my numerous questions on the Monarch.

Newly emerged Monarch on Swamp milkweed flowers - Aug. 11, 2018 - © Denise Motard
Newly emerged Monarch on Swamp milkweed flowers – Aug. 11, 2018 – © Denise Motard

A site about Gardens and Monarch Butterflies