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Observation details

ID
12401
Date Observed
9/28/2020
Submitted by
Anonymous
Observation Type
Monarchs
City
Virginia Beach
State
VA
Latitude
36.8646069
Longitude
-76.0463755
Site Area
5.57418 sq meters
Comments
Putting 45 Black Swallow Tail larvas by oak tree that were in the 1st through 2nd stages (3 were in 4th stages) by oak tree along with 3 Monarch. Monarchs grow super fast and eat tons when they are out in nature. Plus they hide at night and do not come out unless the weather is right for them. Had all larvae in covered indoor courtyard with one side open to courtyard Raised all from eggs. Put them outside on this day. Unfortunately on Tuesday Night a last minuted Horrible rain storm Came by. The next morning I did not see any larva at any stage. Pupae Was inside and should be ready to fly by Sat/Sun. Weather dropping to 50s At night wind shield factored in. Will put all larva’s Back in covered courtyard where it will be warmer fir them. Rain, storms, and wind are BIG factors in why butterfly population of all kinds (hummingbird mouth also) are SO low!!

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