milkweed

Asked July 20, 2018, 2:37 PM EDT

we have about 30 little caterpillars munching away at our milkweed leaves, Could this be monarchs? The head and tail are both black...middle tannish.

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

No these are not Monarch caterpillars. https://www.monarch-butterfly.com/ They are the caterpillars of the Milkweed Tussock Moth: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Euchaetes-egle