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Caterpillar Crossing
updated: Sep 26, 2011, 8:55 PM

By Jason Chapman

Jason Chapman saw this striped caterpillar making its way across his drive way. What will this bug turn into?

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 COMMENT 217531P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-09-26 10:28 PM

Good Old Monarch.

 

 DEEKER agree helpful negative off topic

2011-09-26 10:33 PM

Yep, I thinks it's a Monarch. Hope he finds a place to hang out soon so that he can cocoon himself!

 

 COMMENT 217541 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-09-27 05:55 AM

Yes, definitely a Monarch caterpillar. They do tend to wander a lot, especially when they're molting or about to spin.

 

 COMMENT 217564 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-09-27 07:24 AM

Put it in a non-airtithight container with milkweed leaves for food and it will form a beautiful chrysalis, fascinating to see the metamorphosis occur.

 

 COMMENT 217669 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-09-27 09:51 AM

No need to feed it milkweed, it has finished eating and growing and is looking for a good place to attach itself and form a chrysalis, which Monarchs tend to do away from their milkweed foodplant. Just keep it confined so it can't crawl away first, and in a few weeks an adult butterfly will emerge.

 

 COMMENT 217680 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-09-27 10:08 AM

Looks like Mothra

 

 COMMENT 217702 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-09-27 10:42 AM

Bird feed?

 

 COMMENT 217908 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-09-28 08:49 AM

Mobbin' it

 

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