August 2010 – Monarch Butterfly at various life stages

In August 2010, I took a series of pictures of photographs of the Monarch Butterfly at various life stages. Unfortunately, I did not see any eggs.

All of the photographs were taken on the Patuxent Research Refuge. I hope you enjoy looking at them.

(Scroll down to see all photos and click on photos for fuller views.)

Monarch butterfly caterpillar eating milkweed leaf

Monarch butterfly caterpillar eating milkweed leaf

Monarch butterfly caterpillar eating milkweed leaf

Monarch butterfly caterpillar eating milkweed leaf

Monarch butterfly chrysalis

Newly emerged butterfly with its wings almost fully inflated

Newly emerged butterfly with its wings almost fully inflated

Getting ready to fly for the first time.

Getting ready to fly for the first time

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Monarch nectaring on a swamp milkweed

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