MONARCH BUTTERFLY

These web pages below present the iconic MONARCH BUTTERFLY at various stages of its life. Photos, videos and information with links to relevant resources are provided throughout those pages. For information on the food source of the Monarch caterpillar, please click on MILKWEED.

INFORMATION ON THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY

CATERPILLAR (LARVAL) STAGE

CHRYSALIS (PUPA) STAGE

BUTTERFLY (IMAGO) STAGE

PREDATORS

PLANTING A MONARCH-FRIENDLY GARDEN

RAISING MONARCH CATERPILLARS

TAGGING MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

QUESTIONS

GENERAL 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)
https://monarchlab.org/ (University of Minnesota)
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Danaus_plexippus/ (University of Michigan)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTs
Many thanks to John Klymko, zoologist and Director of the Maritime Butterfly Atlas, and to Jim Wilson, co-author of Birds of New Brunswick: An Annotated List, for sharing their knowledge in answering my questions on the Monarch Butterfly.
Also thank you to Chris Newell, from the Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association (BBEMA), for his helpful tips on how to tag Monarch butterflies, and for supplying Monarch tags.

Monarch Butterfly female in Swamp Milkweed - © Denise Motard
Monarch Butterfly female on Swamp Milkweed flowers – © Denise Motard

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