(Please see update at bottom of post)
So, while I was shopping at WalMart today, my eyes were drawn to this book:
I flipped through it and was surprised to see this creature labeled as a Monarch caterpillar:
It was definitely not a monarch caterpillar, although I could tell it was "in the family". As soon as I got home, I went online to find it, and here it is: Oleander butterfly Native to Australia.
The book showed a regular Monarch butterfly and chrysalis. Just the caterpillar was wrong. I wonder how this got past the editors, and does any one else care, or even notice the mistake?
Today was my day to volunteer at my local elementary school. While I was there, I checked, and sure enough, the misinformed book was on the shelf in their library. When I called the error to the attention of my teacher/friend (who is also a nature and bug enthusiast) she said I should notify the publisher. I just might do that. We'll see.