Fifth Instar Monarch Caterpillar

As a fifth instar, “Seven” is eating voraciously, preparing for a final molt and the chrysalis stage.

Photo of fifth instar caterpillar eating voraciously, preparing for a final molt and the chrysalis stage.

As a fifth instar, “Seven” is eating voraciously, preparing for a final molt and the chrysalis stage.

By S. Felton

S. Felton is a writer, amateur naturalist, and the estuary.us website administrator.

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