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Observation details

ID
12404
Date Observed
10/3/2020
Submitted by
Anonymous
Observation Type
Monarchs
City
Virginia Beach
State
VA
Latitude
36.8393643
Longitude
-76.050251
Site Area
18.5806 sq meters
Comments
At around 1:30 p.m. did see one female Monarch butterfly just starting to fly around area. It did not go by milkweed plants, but was on the grounds flying. I was talking to a male customer who also grows Monarch. He was telling me that he keeps finding the outside on his plants, but lots of his plants are missing all there leaves do to mice. Upset the man to no end. He brings the larvas indoors and puts them in their cage. Said, “this year he has only released40, but normally he releases85 by thus time. The Monarchs came late. They showed up at my house in late August.” As we were speaking, I noticed a chrysalis attached to the lip of the milkweed pot he was holding and warn him to be careful since it looked like in 2 to 3 days it will be a butterfly. Right away he wen to purchase the plan and get chrysalis save in cage. He did say that Monarchs were being born with deformities, mainly the wings.

Eggs
0
1st Instars
0
2nd Instars
0
3rd Instars
0
4th Instars
0
5th Instars
0
Unknown Instars
0
Pupae
1
Adults
1
# of Mwds Checked
0