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Monarch Caterpillar (larva)
15-SEP-2009 Lloyd Spitalnik

Monarch Caterpillar (larva)

Shakespeare Garden, Central Park, NYC

This shot was taken just before the caterpillar transformed into a chrysalis (pupa). The process involves first shedding its skin, and takes a few hours.

Family Nymphalidae (Brushfooted Butterflies)
Subfamily Danainae (Milkweed Butterflies)
Genus Danaus
Species plexippus (Monarch)

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
1/13s f/11.0 at 100.0mm iso400 full exif

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