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maryintexas39 May 13, 2012 12:05 AM

monarch munching caterpillar video
even though i took it with my Nikon L120 i thought ya'll might enjoy this....

saly May 13, 2012 12:22 AM

Very cool, Mary! So methodical, and quite an appetite he has!

maryintexas39 May 13, 2012 12:53 AM

thanks. they are eating machines. just like an old fashioned typewriter. very fun to watch. :)

roger53 May 13, 2012 8:29 PM

This was just shot, right? If so, that means the first wave of returning Monarchs has reached Texas. Is the time typical for caterpillars?

In SWPA, we never see this stage until mid-Fall. It will be a couple of months before the first Monarchs are spotted.

maryintexas39 May 16, 2012 12:47 PM

hi roger, yes that was just shot. this is usually the time of year give or take a few weeks when we start seeing the monarch caterpillars. i've got 7 chrysalis's now that i am watching closely every day. if only i didn't have to work. i would love to catch them at those perfect moments!

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