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If you observe a monarch in a site that you don't monitor regularly, your observation can still help us understand monarch distribution and abundance. We need to know the date and location of your observation, and as much as you can tell us about the developmental stage of the monarch. You can also report other noteworthy observations. For example, you may have collected a queen larva at your site that was parasitized by a tachinid fly. For non-monarch observations, please be sure to record the details of the observation in the “Observation Details” box at the bottom of this form.

Please fill in as much of the following information as you can.

Personal information

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General information
Location of observation

1.) Enter a starting location and click “Geocode.” (Do NOT hit the Enter key!) You can enter an address, place name, city and state, or latitude/longitude coordinates.

2.) Drag the map marker to fine-tune your site location (zoom in/out or change to satellite view).

Enter a starting location (Examples: “St Paul, MN” or “1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC” or “Yellowstone National Park” or “44.9884, -93.1845”)

(Decimal value from -90 to 90. Example: 44.9884. Positive values are in the Northern Hemisphere.)
(Decimal value from -180 to 180. Example: -93.1845. Negative values are in the Western Hemisphere.)

Observation type

Milkweeds and monarchs observed

Decimal numbers only. Indicate units below. Web tool to calculate area on a map

See Instar Identification Guide

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