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Observation details

ID
12403
Date Observed
10/3/2020
Submitted by
Anonymous
Observation Type
Monarchs
City
Virginia Beach
State
VA
Latitude
36.86453300
Longitude
-73.0463800
Site Area
5.57418 sq meters
Comments
Purchased 9 milkweed plants. They had 20 monarch larva's and eggs. Hav the in backyard d by oak tree and others shrubs. 3:59 p.m. a beautiful large male Monarch butterfly. He literally was just born. Had to help him dry his wings and move around A few branches so he could fly out. He got on my finger and I took him to the lantana plant. He was flapping wings as the beating of wings got stronger. He flew right up, more like what a helicopter does. Then he was gone. I did show him all the other instars. Extremely rewarding feeling. I was glad I was at the right spot by oak tree at that time to assist. Instars instantly went to the top if the plants put them on si they all could have tons of food when I checked on the 15 minutes later. Did kill a large spider the night before and have peppermint plants on exterior of shrubs and plants border enclosing milkweed plants. Did find 4 white healthy eggs And5 not so healthy looking eggs on these plants. Some plants dIf have this little yellow bugs all over tgem that I killed with my hands and remove them all frim the plants

Eggs
6
1st Instars
1
2nd Instars
2
3rd Instars
0
4th Instars
17
5th Instars
0
Unknown Instars
0
Pupae
0
Adults
1
Milkweed Species
Currasavia re, Swamp, Tropical. Tuberosa
# of Mwds Checked
35