Milkweed Sighted
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Date: 03/23/2018

This is a follow-up report/photo to my Monarch Larva (FIRST sighted) report. This is the milkweed that I found the first larva of the season on. This milkweed is of the taller, upright variety. It got badly damaged in the hailstorm that came through on the night of March 18th. The stem is bent and twisted so that the crown with its circle of leaves is on the ground, but thankfully the stem did not get severed nor the crown broken off (which is what happened to many of the other milkweed plants). It survived and is now supporting this new life. If you look very closely you can see the larva on a leaf near the crown. (A close-up photo of the monarch larva is on the other report.)

Montgomery, TX

Latitude: 30.4 Longitude: -95.8

Observed by: Kathy
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