Danaus plexippus

Monarch
Danaus plexippus

 

June 19 and 21, 2018.

A Monarch Danaus plexippus laying an egg on Swamp or Red Milkweed on the underside of a leaf. Another egg laid on Common Milkweed right in the budding flowers. A late arrival to the garden.

At Point Pelee National Park on June 21st  a mature caterpillar was found feeding on milkweed flowers, so they must have arrived at least by May 20th at the Point.