Sharing some monarch photos. I don't have photos of eggs...so post 'em if you gottem'
Milkweeds (asclepsias) are the larval host plant. Caterpillars can readily strip a milkweed plant. Rule #1: You can never have too much milkweed
The caterpillars are easily identified by their black, yellow and white/cream bands. They also have only two sets of predominately black filaments (Queen butterfly caterpillars are very similar but they have three sets of filaments - which sometimes have a maroon colored base)
Lovely green chrysalis
- extremely well camouflaged when hidden amongst the leaves.
(Queens also have the same colored chrysalis but I have found they are a little bit smaller and have slightly different gold/yellow spot patterns)
Nectaring on duranta
...remember...post 'em if you gottem