Caterpillars on milkweeds

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Are they not gorgeous?

The caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within
Caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within

They are Monarch Butterflies-to-be. Also known in Australia as Wanderer Butterflies, they were first recorded in Sydney in 1871.

This year there were more Monarch Butterflies than I’ve ever seen before. I was lucky enough to see them mating in flight in my garden. It was beautiful.

After seeing these caterpillars yesterday, I will never pull out another milkweed.

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