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Observation details

ID
11387
Date Observed
9/9/2020
Submitted by
Anonymous
Observation Type
Monarchs
City
Virginia Beach
State
VA
Latitude
36.8646481
Longitude
-76.0463755
Site Area
5.57418 sq meters
Comments
At 12:39 p.m. saw a small very energetic Monarch flying all over the milkweed plants. I think it had emerged from its Chrysalis. All thirteen instars were out and about Eating milkweed plants. Was not sure if butterfly was checking out the instars since she was from a different batch of milkweed plants that I purchased over three weeks ago at McDonald’s Garden Center off Great Neck Riad and First Colonial road. I hav noticed that these instars behave different than the other instars. They do not go exploring and hiding like the previous instars. They were mainly living off Tuberosa plant and two were in the swamp milkweed. They also do not take shelter at night or when the weather is bad like the other instars have . Last nght the strong winds took one and I found it 12 feet away in a container I had full if water. Note to self, do not have any containers with water outside in the back. I do not know it it was 100% a Monarch since it was pinkish white.could not tell if it had striped. Found on 5 instar all curled up almost lifeless at the foot of a mlkweed plant. I took it in and it has been eating and leaving large turds. It is still somewhat lathargic, but alive. Went and got more fresh leaves It seem happy, but sleepy.

Eggs
0
1st Instars
2
2nd Instars
0
3rd Instars
3
4th Instars
6
5th Instars
4
Unknown Instars
0
Pupae
0
Adults
1
Milkweed Species
Tuberosa, tropical, swamp milkweed.
# of Mwds Checked
27