Save our Monarchs

yellow and black striped catepillar underneath a light green leaf

Location: Hiawatha neighborhood

The life cycle of the Monarch butterfly has four stages and four generations. The stages are egg, larvae, pupa and adult butterfly. The previous generation’s adult butterfly lays eggs on the milkweed, when the stage one of the first generation starts. Within four days, the eggs hatch to form a caterpillar or larva. At this second stage, the larvae eat the milkweed on which it lives.

Photo: Robin Lietz