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Are these MONARCH caterpillars who have munched [with many friends] through my verbascum? I thought they lived in the USA




No, they're the caterpillars of the mullein moth. Lovely, aren't they. The moth is quite drab by comparison. I know what you mean though by the likeness to monarch butterfly caterpillars. They're similarly chunky and the colours aren't a mile off. We used to keep monarch caterpillars, on milkweed, to chrysalis stage and then emergence as imagos when I was at school in Auckland.

21 Jun, 2013


Thank you so much for your information.

23 Jun, 2013

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