The black and orange colors look great on this Monarch butterfly that recently emerged from a chrysalis.
Monarch caterpillar on Mexican milkweed
Monarch caterpillar (Danaus plexippus) on Mexican milkweed.
Monarch caterpillars on Mexican milkweed
Monarch caterpillars (Danaus plexippus) on Mexican milkweed.
Gray Bird Grasshopper (nymph) on Hibiscus Flower
Hibiscus flower with Gray Bird Grasshopper nymph (Schistocerca nitens) (also know as Vagrant Grasshopper).
Milkweed bug (Oncopeltus fasciatura) on African milkweed.
Milkweed bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatura) on African milkweed.
The Monarch caterpillar creates a most beautiful chrysalis before turning into the familiar orange and black butterfly. This chrysalis hangs from the caterpillar's food source, milkweed.
Bumblebee on Flower
Bumblebee enjoying some time on a flower.
Pollen from Lavender
A Honeybee gathers pollen in a field of lavender, soon to be turned into honey in a nearby hive.
A male Monarch butterfly at rest in a field of grass.
Monarch Butterfly Feeding on Aster
A male Monarch butterfly feeds on Aster, a California native plant that flowers in fall and winter.
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