Here is my contribution for Macro Monday, a Monarch caterpillar.
The Monarch caterpillar is as pretty as the Monarch Butterfly. It is born to be beautiful, male or female.
I can tell if it is a male or female butterfly but I cant tell be seeing a Monarch caterpillar. Unless someone here knows something more about Monarch caterpillars?
Apparently the Monarch caterpillar is deaf but if you really look close they do have eyes.
do caterpillars even have a gender? they’re too young to reproduce and may not have fully developed sexual organs…
I totally agree with you that this Monarch caterpillar is born to be beautiful.
Fantastic capture and interesting facts I didn’t know! How do you tell if it is a male or female butterfly?
I will post about the male and female butterfly monarchs later, thanks Ellie
One of the most beautiful caterpillars becomes the most (IMHO) beautiful butterfly!
thanks so much Doc, glad you like it
Wonderful painting … caterpillars are not exactly in my heart, although this is really nice colors
Thanks Lado, glad you like the photo
Wow this is a great, I love seeing these beauties.
Glad you like the caterpillar Carol thanks
Another beautiful picture. I see the caterpillar so close for the first time. They really see the eyes. Unfortunately, I do not know much about the caterpillar
Thanks Vidocka, many New Zealander learn from an early age how to raise monarch caterpillars and watch them turn into a chrysalis and then hatch into a Monarch butterfly. There is quite a lot to know but I raise them and Im still learning
Thank you so much for this information, Pamela. I do not know if we have this butterfly.