Danaus plexippus

Monarch Danaus plexippus. The last of two caterpillars still on Swamp Milkweed. September 04, 2017, Leamington, Ontario.

Monarch
Danaus plexippus

 

Update September 3 and 4, 2017.

Monarch Danaus plexippus. The other one of the last of two caterpillars still on Swamp Milkweed. September 04, 2017, Leamington, Ontario.
Monarch Danaus plexippus. The other one of the last of two caterpillars still on Swamp Milkweed. September 04, 2017, Leamington, Ontario.

 

 

Only two of the smaller Monarch caterpillar left on the Swamp Milkweed.

 

 

 

All the others wandered off.

Monarch Danaus plexippus. The last of two caterpillars still on Swamp Milkweed. September 04, 2017, Leamington, Ontario.
Monarch Danaus plexippus. The last of two caterpillars still on Swamp Milkweed. September 04, 2017, Leamington, Ontario.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monarch Danaus plexippus chrysalis formed on Meadowsweet Spiraea alba. September 03, 2017. Leamington, Ontario.
Monarch Danaus plexippus chrysalis formed on Meadowsweet Spiraea alba. September 03, 2017. Leamington, Ontario.

 

The first one, found on Narrow-leaf Meadowsweet Spiraea alba has form chrysalis.

 

 

 

 

Monarch Danaus plexippus chrysalis. The first one to use Purple-stemmed Aster. September 03, 2017. Leamington, Ontario.
Monarch Danaus plexippus chrysalis. The first one to use Purple-stemmed Aster. September 03, 2017. Leamington, Ontario.

Two more of them preferred Purple-stemmed Asters Symphotrichum puniceum.

Monarch Danaus plexippus chrysalis. The second one to use Purple-stemmed Aster, about 6 inches away from the first one. September 04, 2017. Leamington, Ontario.
Monarch Danaus plexippus chrysalis. The second one to use Purple-stemmed Aster, about 6 inches away from the first one. September 04, 2017. Leamington, Ontario.

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