Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Butterfly Life Cycle And Host

Plants

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Monarch Dorosal View
The two small spots on the hindwings identify it as male


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 Monarch Dorsal View


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A Mass of Monarchs


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Monarch Egg


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Monarch Caterpillar


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Monarch Chrysalis


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Monarch Chrysalis ready to hatch

Monarch Host Plants

 

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Aquatic Milkweed  (Asclepias Perennis) Monarch 
Butterfly Host Plant
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Aquatic Milkweed  (Asclepias Perennis
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASPE 

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Bloodflower (Asclepias Curassavica) Monarch 
Butterfly Host Plant
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Bloodflower (Asclepias Curassavica
Plant Map Distribution

 

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Carolina milkweed (Asclepias Cinerea
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Carolina milkweed (Asclepias Cinerea
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASCI5 

 

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Clasping Milkweed (Asclepias Amplexicaulis
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Clasping Milkweed (Asclepias Amplexicaulis
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASAM

 

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Curtiss’ milkweed (Asclepias curtissii
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Curtiss’ milkweed (Asclepias curtissii
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASCU8 

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Fewflower Milkweed  (Asclepias Lanceolata
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Fewflower Milkweed  (Asclepias Lanceolata
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASLA2 

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Florida Milkweed  (Asclepias Feayi) Monarch 
Butterfly Host Plant
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Florida Milkweed  (Asclepias Feayi
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASFE4

 

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Giant Milkweed (Calotropis gigantus) 
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Giant Milkweed (Calotropis gigantus) 
Plant Map Distribution 
 

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Green Antelopehorn (Asclepias Viridis
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Green Antelopehorn (Asclepias Viridis
Plant Map Distribution

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Green Comet Milkweed (Asclepias Viridiflora
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Green Comet Milkweed (Asclepias Viridiflora
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASVI

 

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Longleaf Milkweed (Asclepias Longifolia
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Longleaf Milkweed (Asclepias Longifolia
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASLO

 

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Michaux’s Milkweed  (Asclepias Michauxii
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Michaux’s Milkweed  (Asclepias Michauxii
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASMI12

 

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Pineland Milkweed  (Asclepias Obovata
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
Pineland Milkweed  (Asclepias Obovata
Plant Map Distribution

 

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Pinewoods Milkweed  (Asclepias Humistrata
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Pinewoods Milkweed  (Asclepias Humistrata
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASHU3

 

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Red Milkweed (Sclepias Rubra
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Red Milkweed (Sclepias Rubra
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASRU 

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Redring Milkweed (Asclepias Variegate
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Redring Milkweed (Asclepias Variegate
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASVA 

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Savannah Milkweed (Asclepias Pedicellata
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Savannah Milkweed (Asclepias Pedicellata
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASPE8

 

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Southern Milkweed (Asclepias Viridula
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Southern Milkweed (Asclepias Viridula
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASVI9

 

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Swamp Milkweed  (Asclepias Incarnata
Monarch Butterfly Host Plant
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Swamp Milkweed  (Asclepias Incarnata
Plant Map Distribution
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASIN

 

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