queens and polys

Colima, Mexico(Zone 11)

queen monarch caterpillar...now a chrysalis on the asclepias.

wee polydamas swallowtail caterpillars on wild aristolochia. new eggs show up every few days.

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Colima, Mexico(Zone 11)

whoops! i thought i was posting this to the butterfly pix 102...o, well :-O

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Congratulations! I rarely see Queens and my Polydamas haven't shown up yet this year. I have lots of Pipevine and no caterpillars. But maybe soon...


Colima, Mexico(Zone 11)

these are regulars here. they will leave for a couple of months, maybe 3 months, every year. during their vacations i hustle to get the food supply back in shape for when they return. the monarch monarch's and other swallowtails will probably be back september/october.

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