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Name: Lisa
Tomball, TX (Zone 9a)
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Region: Texas Bluebonnets Hibiscus Butterflies Hummingbirder Plumerias
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter Birds
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lisam0313
Jul 18, 2014 2:53 PM CST
Monarch butterfly and larva on my tropical milkweed.
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--Lisa--
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
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mellielong
Jul 18, 2014 4:18 PM CST

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Nice Monarch butterfly but that's a Queen caterpillar. Notice that it has three sets of tubercles instead of two. I wish I got more Queens here, but I am overrun with Monarchs so I'll just be happy with that.
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Name: Lisa
Tomball, TX (Zone 9a)
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Region: Texas Bluebonnets Hibiscus Butterflies Hummingbirder Plumerias
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter Birds
Image
lisam0313
Jul 28, 2014 8:28 PM CST
Thanks mellilong. I didn't realize this.... I'm new to the butterflies/caterpillars. I am learning though. Thank You!
--Lisa--

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