Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Yesterday, when observing the only monarch caterpillar I'd found this year, it became clear to me how the white dots on a black background that is found on the adult monarch butterfly is also found on the larvae.

...and the white spots on the black body of the adult (from a photo I took last year).


Rebecca said...

I'd not really noticed the dots before. You have a good eye.

David said...

Thanks, Rebecca. I think it was the angle of the caterpillar, the dots seem to be on the underside. It was the first time I've ever seen them.