The monarch life cycle - Eggs and caterpillars

 

Monarch butterfly laying an egg

   

                              

Monarch egg Egg ready to hatch

 

 

Newborn caterpillar First food Eating...

 

 

Eating, eating, eating....

 

 

Still more eating and growing to do...

Fully grown caterpillar and eggs

 

Next: see the monarch caterpillar turning into a chrysalis

Click here to see the caterpillar develop its chrysalis

 

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