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Monarch – 3rd Instar

Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) - 3rd Instar
3rd Instar, originally uploaded by eclectic echoes.

Day 7 post-hatch, (1 day after second molt) this new 3rd instar Monarch caterpillar is now 12.2mm in length.

Classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
SubPhylum
Hexapoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Family
Danaidae (Milkweed Butterflies
Genus
Danaus
Species
Danaus plexippus

2 Responses to “Monarch – 3rd Instar”

  1. 1
    Brine Queen:

    So here’s where all the caterpillar pictures are… It always amazes me how fast they change. How long has it been between instars?

  2. 2
    Kate:

    Thanks for opening the blog. I’ve been wondering how the catepillar is doing!

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