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Observation details

ID
12407
Date Observed
10/4/2020
Submitted by
Anonymous
Observation Type
Monarchs
City
Virginia Beach
State
VA
Latitude
36.864533
Longitude
-73.046380
Site Area
5.57418 sq meters
Comments
When I was checking on larvas to count and see if there were 16, a smaller (possibly female) Monarch butterfly was born at 3:06 p.m. She was trying to get her wings dry and take flight, but we had strong winds. She clutch my finger and I took her to the indoor courtyard in one had and a blooming flowering plant on the other hand. I placed the plant inside the covered protected area where I have the black swallow tail butterfly larvas eating dill, fennel and parsley . The Monarch clutch to the plant. I also brought out the 3 other chrysalis that Zi had inside the house I can trll that 2 of the 3 ate Monarchs. One chrysalis is broen where you can see the wing. The ither one is changing color also. She stayed the whole night, but could have taken flight anytime she wanted since their is an opening (4’X4’) the bottom has protective walls to keep them warmer and safer from predators. This morning was cold, yet she did take flight around 7:30 a.m. My cat was fascinated by flight as he watchd from the window.

Eggs
0
1st Instars
0
2nd Instars
1
3rd Instars
0
4th Instars
5
5th Instars
0
Unknown Instars
0
Pupae
0
Adults
1
Milkweed Species
Swamp and cmmon
# of Mwds Checked
11