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  • Monarch butterfly larva on a plant.
    Rights: Jacqui Knight Published 18 August 2017 Size: 68 KB Referencing Hub media

    Soft, black filaments are at either end. The filaments behind the head wiggle when the larva feeds. Note that the filaments are not antennae. Three pairs of true legs are near the head. Each leg has a single claw. Prolegs are at the back. These help the larva cling to the plant.

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