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Monarch caterpillar munching a milkweed pod
Photographer: Paul Harrison
Location: Malibu Creek State Park
Monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed plants. When the larvae hatch they will embark on their long migrations. The Western population winters in Southern California and heads northwards for summer breeding.
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Camera Information: Canon Rebel XTI, 300 mm lens
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