Caterpillar Photos of Monarch Caterpillars
Before you can enjoy them as butterflies on flowers, you'll have to make due taking caterpillar photos featuring caterpillars on milkweed....
but that's not necessarily a bad thing! The monarch caterpillar's vivid black, white, and yellow color scheme makes it far from an ugly duckling or boring subject.
For those of you who lack patience in your photographic endeavors, these clown-colored larva make the goal of getting a decent picture waaaaayyyyy easier than their butterfly counterparts since they don't have flapping wings to ruin the kodak moment.
This collection of caterpillar pictures was mostly taken in the summer of 2009, with a few taken in previous summers with the old digital camera. I included those, not because they were great quality, but because they show the monarch caterpillars interacting...which is strange for these unsocial butterflies.
Click on any of the thumbnails below to see an enlargement of that photo:
Most of these photos were taken with my new Nikon Digital SLR camera.
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