Speed Bump by Dave Coverly for June 12, 2015

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    bjy1293 Premium Member almost 8 years ago


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    jtviper7  almost 8 years ago

    He’s actually ’ The King of Queens.’

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    FishDog93  almost 8 years ago

    This one really did make me LOL!

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    meg_grif  almost 8 years ago

    Looks like that caterpillar is going to feel pretty stupid. Monarch caterpillars are white and black and yellow striped, not green.

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    jack fairbanks  almost 8 years ago

    Pretty sore if you’re a sword tail…

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    english.ann  almost 8 years ago

    There’s a butterfly that’s black and orange too, but it’s called a Viceroy. There’s another term from royalty for an insect. I don’t know what Viceroys look like when they’re still caterpillars. Somewhat similar to the Monarchs, I figure; Crane fly larvae and pupae look somewhat similar to mosquito larvae and pupae; the adult crane flies look like giant mosquitoes.

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    english.ann  almost 8 years ago

    Butterflies and mosquitoes don’t belong to the same insect order (the first belong to Lepidoptera, the second Diptera), but both insect orders are characterized by Complete Metamorphoses (big changes in appearance take place as the insects grow up).

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    Larry Miller Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    @Meg et al. thanks for the nice words.. It’s not the same caterpillar as with the bee and buckeye, it’s a different flower cluster, though the picture was taken the same day.We have several milkweed plants of three species (regular, swamp like in the photo, and butterfly weed). There’s a shot taken last fall in my photo stream with 10 caterpillars. I’d post a link, but for some reason, I can’t seem to do that today. Hoping it’s not that a new version of my browser got installed on me.

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