Photo of the Day – August 1, 2017

Milkweed Caterpillar

Now is the time to search your milkweed for Monarch caterpillars. A couple weeks ago I spotted a Monarch butterfly, also called a milkweed butterfly, checking out the milkweed that grows wild in my yard. This weekend we found this monarch caterpillar and several eggs on those same plants. For scale, this caterpillar is only one inch long, possibly between its third and fourth instar state. To frame this shot with the foreground blurring I stood on a stool brought outside from my house and shot downward through leaves. July 31, 2017

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