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Observation details

ID
12416
Date Observed
10/10/2020
Submitted by
Anonymous
Observation Type
Monarchs
City
Virginia Beach
State
VA
Latitude
36.8393643
Longitude
-76.050251
Comments
Finally got back to London Bridge Garden Center purchase plants and get the 16 larvas I had seen on 10/08/20. I was sad that there now was only 8 larvas and one 5th instar black swallow tail instar on a huge fennel plant planted next to Lantana huge bush by shed. I put them inside my house in a huge butterfly cage with plants. In separate containers Inside cage I also put a tray with dill, fennel and parsley if black tail butterflies 2 to 4 stage instars in it. We are have and are getting more rain these next few days. I did nit put the Monarch larvas outside because the last time I put them by Oak tree milkweed plants and shrubs They disappeared. I did find a hornet’s nest which I destroyed, but one got away. I kept seeing it once a fa flying over plants that had larvas. I finally found evidence at night as I was cleaning healthy full milkweed plants by Oak tree that there was Huge monarch larvas poop droppings. Which mean that they have crawled all the Way up the tree (27 yrs okd) with the English Ivy wrapped around it. Tree is very healthy Even with all the ivy on it. Tree is 70 ft by 20 ft.

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