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Observation details

ID
11386
Date Observed
9/8/2020
Submitted by
Anonymous
Observation Type
Monarchs
City
Virginia Beach
State
VA
Latitude
36.8646481
Longitude
-76.0463755
Site Area
2.78709 sq meters
Comments
At 7:37 a.m. counted 8 larvaes. I did find one Monarch butterfly that had just emerged from a cacoon in the water dish of plants I have around Milkweed plants. Rescued it, did not touch it but got it ti cling on to a twig with blooming flowers. Took it out front and got it then to cling on lanta blooms. It kept flapping its wings to dry them out. After about 19 to 30 minutes I did watch it flap it wings too where it just flew up like a helicopter and then took off. The Black swallow tails are at one is a cacoon somewhere another is almost at iwhere it to will be a cacoon. Two little ones are at start of stage. The baby I have not seen for 3 days now. All larvaes were on there own plant (individual container). Did observe that at the stage before they become a pupae, they eat tons of leaves. Went and bought more Italian parsley plants. Put rocks in water dish so in the future butterflies won’t drown.

Eggs
0
1st Instars
0
2nd Instars
0
3rd Instars
0
4th Instars
5
5th Instars
3
Unknown Instars
0
Pupae
0
Adults
1
Milkweed Species
Tropical, swamp, and tuberosa
# of Mwds Checked
27