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Observation details

ID
1845
Date Observed
8/5/2017
Submitted by
Tamara Talsma
Observation Type
Monarchs
City
Springfield
State
IL
Latitude
39.725345
Longitude
-89.731294
Comments
Although I checked 25+ common milkweed plants, I only saw 2 eggs. It was getting dark and I was moving a little quicker than I would have liked, so I didn't get stuck out in the dark. This is in my back yard and there are MANY more milkweed plants to check. I plan to go back out tomorrow, but wanted to get my observations in, since this was the last day. Also, saw one 4th instar today eating on a common milkweed. I have 1 I brought and put in a butterfly habitat outside that is in 5th instar stage. It is hanging in the "J" and will make a chrysalis soon. Last Friday, when I was mowing the trail in the tall grass and milkweed, I saw at least 6 monarch butterflies flying around the area.

Eggs
2
1st Instars
0
2nd Instars
0
3rd Instars
0
4th Instars
1
5th Instars
1
Unknown Instars
0
Pupae
0
Adults
6
Milkweed Species
Common
# of Mwds Checked
25