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Observation details

ID
11388
Date Observed
9/10/2020
Submitted by
Anonymous
Observation Type
Monarchs
City
Virginia Beach
State
VA
Latitude
36.8646481
Longitude
-76.0463755
Site Area
4.64515 sq meters
Comments
It rained all day with the clouds being gray and damp. When I checked on Monarchs larves it was dark . I used flash light and it was sprinkling. The bulk of Monarchs were not visible which made me happy since tha means they are hiding protecting themselves from the elements and predators. 4th amlost 5th instar I am trying to nurse back to health is doing okay, but not healthy enough to let outside. It does seem to be more awake at night. The 1st instar is growing fast and full of energy. As soon as we get clear skies with no rain, We will put outside. Black swallow tail egg now is in it’s 1st stage. Could not see the ones outside due to dark and rain. Swam milkweed being eaten really fast. Still plenty of leaves. Other milkweed plants trying to recover and forming baby leaves. Going to see if McDonald Garden Center on Great Neck has more plants. The tuberosa plants did not do well, some have died.

Eggs
0
1st Instars
0
2nd Instars
0
3rd Instars
0
4th Instars
5
5th Instars
1
Unknown Instars
0
Pupae
0
Adults
0
Milkweed Species
Swamp milkweed and tuberosa
# of Mwds Checked
9