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 Date SubmittedCityState/provinceTypeMilkweedComments
View 11/29/2018 Eieieiei AK Other  Test
View 8/4/2020 Ephrata PA Monarchs A. syriacaThis area is a vacant lot between a shopping center and a creek. Crowned vetch, fleabane and A. syriaca blooming.
View 8/6/2020 Alamo Township MI Monarchs A syriaca56 degrees, sunny, 8:30-8:45 AM
View 8/5/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  On patio north side of house
View 8/5/2020 Boulder CO Monarchs Showy milkweedNoted 2 viceroy butterflies while hiking the ponds.
View 8/5/2020 Boulder CO Monarchs Showy milkweedNoted 2 viceroy butterflies during hike around the ponds.
View 8/5/2020 Saranac Lake NY Monarchs Common MilkweekAll larvae looked healthy. All 5th instars were eating.
View 8/4/2020 Denver CO Monarchs Showy milkweedOn a trail just off the road. Small patches all along the trail.
View 8/4/2020 Denver CO Monarchs Showy milkweedActually got to observe the adult female monarch lay an egg.
View 8/4/2020 Denver CO Monarchs Showy milkweedLarge patch of milkweed on both sides of a canal very close to a very busy street (Yale & Bible Park).
View 8/4/2020 Hershey PA Monarchs  Only saw one adult Monarch today. Wondering when numbers will increase. Very low on all varieties of butterflies this time of year.
View 8/4/2020 Nevis MN Monarchs swamp milkweedThese are on our personal property so have been monitoring them for past month or so. Numbers change daily as sometimes its really hard to find the really little ones, and they are growing, but we generally find several every day. Had 2 earlier caterpillars that went through total metamorphosis and became monarchs. .I was able to get a clear photo of one fairly close to when it emerged (within an hour) which I submitted to your site. At one point we had 6 caterpillars that I would classify as a 5, in one clump. They were gone next day so not sure if they moved, or were eaten.
View 7/28/2020 St Paul MN Monarchs  On patio north side of house
View 8/2/2020 Batavia OH Monarchs swamp milkweedI have seen adult monarchs flying around near the milkweed, but I am not sure how many I have seen. At least one.
View 8/2/2020 Great falls VA Monarchs Asclepias tuberosaA 3rd instar was found dead
View 8/2/2020 Pittsburgh PA Monarchs Common and swamp milkweedFound several caterpillars on a common milkweed plant that was barely 8 inches high and very young plant. I have a large number of common milkweed that is quite tall. Usually find them on the lower leaves.
View 8/2/2020 Loveland OH Monarchs  Found them on purple swamp milkweed.
View 8/2/2020 Glen Rose TX Monarchs  Observed on blue mist in back yard. I thought I saw two but only got a photo of one.
View 8/2/2020 Winnipeg MB Monarchs Swamp? Photos availableThis area is a transmission line right away that has been planted with native prairie grasses. There are 3 large patches of milkweed (I guess at over 1000 square feet) with several hundred plants each, as well as individual plants throughout larger area. All patches have significant evidence of very hungry caterpillars. I didn’t count plants, nor did I look at each plant to count. I found these Monarchs easily near the top of plants (or flying). Photos available.
View 8/2/2020 Liberty Twp OH Monarchs Butterfly Weed5 monarch caterpillars on 1 of my 3 butterfly weeds. They were 4th or 5th instars
View 8/2/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Common milkweedSaw monarch butterfly getting necter from a flowering plant and then flew away. Time 3:12 p.m. At 5:23 p.m. Same butterfly came back to where a larva was. When it noticed me it flew around to other things near the milk weed that had a larvae. Then when I walked away it went down into plants I pushed together due to the hurricane. The larvae had eaten 5 leaves ASAP then moved down the plant exploring to the point that I did not see it until about 6:15 p.m. The larvae grow so Long and plump. It is beautiful with all its boot like feet. Have pictures on my phone of them.
View 8/2/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Common milkweedSaw monarch butterfly getting necter from a flowering plant and then flew away. Time 3:12 p.m. At 5:23 p.m. Same butterfly came back to where a larva was. When it noticed me it flew around to other things near the milk weed that had a larvae. Then when I walked away it went down into plants I pushed together due to the hurricane. The larvae had eaten 5 leaves ASAP then moved down the plant exploring to the point that I did not see it until about 6:15 p.m. The larvae grow so Long and plump. It is beautiful with all its boot like feet. Have pictures on my phone of them.
View 8/2/2020 Nekoosa WI Monarchs CommonLots of butter and eggs adjoining site; some daisy flea bane. Area is blooming later than in previous years, just like all of the milkweed patches in this vicinity (probably due to the weather we've had this year). Temperature was 80 degrees F in the shade; wind was calm. Starting time:7:00 p.m.; ending time: 7:45 p.m.
View 8/3/2020 Reynoldsburg OH Monarchs Common and Marsh/Swamp MilkweedRainy day, one male butterfly observed late in the day. The wind pushed taller common milkweed plants over and in the process of anchoring them again and checking other milkweed, I observed two 4th instars on marsh milkweed and one 4th instar on common milkweed. These have not been observed previously.
View 8/3/2020 milford OH Monarchs  Saw them flying in a field at a public park.
View 8/3/2020 Hammond IN Monarchs common and butterfly milkweeds5-10 empty egg shells but no caterpillars
View 8/6/2020 Fayetteville AR Monarchs A. syriaca, A. tuberosa, A. incarnata, C. laeveChecked my backyard garden, found no monarchs.
View 8/6/2020 Cedar Falls IA Monarchs common4-6 pm, temperature low to mid 70 degrees F, fairly windy, sunny; some milkweed with LOTS of oleander aphids, but not on plants with eggs or larvae; one butterfly weed with some orange flowers still blooming, but no larvae; no common milkweed still blooming, lots of seed pods, some yellowing leaves.
View 8/6/2020 Middleway WV Monarchs Common MikweedTook (7) 5th instars from milkweed plants to house in a butterfly habitat. As of this date 8/6/20 all have pupated
View 8/4/2020 Pipestone MN Monarchs Common milkweedOne dead (egg or larval stage) observed. No Aphis nerii detected at this site. Site was sampled for ten minutes. Temperature in shade was 71.5 F.
View 8/3/2020 Johnston RI Other Asclepias syriaca18 plants with no sign of Monarchs Queen Anne's lace, chickory, red clover in the area At roadside in an industrial area
View 8/3/2020 Johnston RI Monarchs Asclepias syriacaGoldenrod in bloom Overgrown roadside near industrial area and residential area Elevation of 336 feet
View 8/2/2020 Winnipeg MB Monarchs Swamp? Photos availableThis area is a transmission line right away that has been planted with native prairie grasses. There are 3 large patches of milkweed (Over 1000 square feet) with several hundred plants each, as well as individual plants throughout larger area. All patches have significant evidence of very hungry caterpillars. I didn’t count plants, nor did I look at each plant to count. I found these Monarchs easily near the top of plants (or flying). Photos available.
View 8/2/2020 Cincinnati OH Monarchs Swamp milkweedWe have a small residential milkweed garden and my son found 8 caterpillars
View 8/3/2020 Reynoldsburg OH Monarchs Common and Marsh/Swamp MilkweedMale and female butterflies in perennial garden. Male nectaring and female laying eggs on both species of milkweed. Found one 4th instar on common milkweed plant not previously found.
View 8/4/2020 Pipestone MN Monarchs Common MilkweedNo Aphis nerii observed at this site. Temperature in shade was 70.6 F. Sampled site for one minute.
View 8/2/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Common milkweedOne larvae was 2 inches plus long and eating away at the plant and growing fatter, longer before my eyes. The other larvae was almost 1 inch. The black lines were closer together and it was skinnier. We have a hurricane coming. Have pictures on my phone.
View 8/2/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Common milkweedOne larvae was 2 inches plus long and eating away at the plant and growing fatter, longer before my eyes. The other larvae was almost 1 inch. The black lines were closer together and it was skinnier. We have a hurricane coming. Have pictures on my phone.
View 8/1/2020 orem UT Monarchs  Found 2 eggs on my 9 milkweed plants (though might not have been laid on the same day. One looks to be 'black tipping'.)
View 8/1/2020 Glen Rose TX Monarchs  Observed in butterfly garden on blue mist flower
View 8/1/2020 Arden Hills MN Monarchs common milkweed, swamp milkweedThe recorded observations are from my neighborhood in Arden Hills. I also checked about 30 common milkweed plants in a field that was about to be hayed in Austin MN on 7/16/2020. I collected ~10 eggs and 5-10 caterpillars at that point and brought them to my home in Arden Hills. One of the caterpillars was infected with Tachinid fly eggs and died. All others lived. I raised them outside. There is more milkweed starting to grown in my neighborhood and I have been trying to spread more seeds. Unfortunately I have seen a lot of milkweed plants mowed.
View 8/1/2020 Cottage Grove WI Monarchs Common milkweed and butterfly weed.We've seen lots of egg laying happening by two monarchs this summer. Lots of eggs and caterpillars on our plants again this year, but not many are making it to adulthood. Seems to be an increase in predators this year, specifically wasps and spiders that we assume have eaten the caterpillars (although this hasn't been witnessed). Our milkweed is also in pretty bad shade right now. Due to the number of eggs, I didn't cut any back, so there is not much new growth for them to feed on. Next year, considering starting some plants by seed in pots at various times throughout the summer so there is new growth, adding a puddling station and transferring some milkweed to a sunny hillside location in our yard.
View 8/1/2020 Marquette MI Monarchs Common milkweedFront native plant gardens.
View 8/1/2020 Midland MI Monarchs Common MilkweedHigh Density milkweed field, 2 collapsed eggs, all butterflies seen were fresh
View 8/1/2020 Marquette MI Monarchs Common milkweedSide native plant gardens and lawn escapees of common milkweed.
View 8/1/2020 Tampa FL Monarchs tropical milkweedthis is the third round of caterpillars I'm following. Many in this third round have sadly died! Maybe a snake got them? I moved the latest round to a safer spot so hopefully they will all become butterflies!
View 8/1/2020 McArthur OH Monarchs Common MilkweedI have 4 Common Milkweed stocks and 4 Butterfly Weed stocks in this 10 x12 garden area. The Butterfly Weed did not contain any installs. This area six raised garden boxes, a small tree less than 3 meters, and a hibiscus plant. All 6 instars were on the largest stock.
View 8/1/2020 Sandwich NH Monarchs  1 fly by
View 8/1/2020 Apple Valley. MN Monarchs  On patio north side of house
View 8/1/2020 Virginia. Beach VA Monarchs  Saw one adult Monarch getting nectar from a tropical plant I brought last December from Florida (light purple flowers with leaves like palm tree leaves, long and slim. He flew off not sure which direction.