I saw a female Monarch in my yard mid March and with in a 2 week period I was inundated with larva. As of today April 20, I have transported about 25 larva to other locations where there plants and there have been at least that many to stay here. Just about every one I asked has had the same problem. Their plants have been totally eaten.. It is like there has been an explosion of larva. their food is gone. I have lived here 13 years and NEVER seen this..I still have 12 or so out there in different stages of growth
Also I saw first Monarchs in late Feb, On HarborIsland nearby. Crazy. The owner there said that they were there all winter. We are a very coastal community.
I have only spotted 3 pupae.
also because it was such a mild winter here the asclepias did not die back.. It seems the monarchs were still ahead of the milkweed.
Latitude: 32.4 Longitude: -80.6
Observed by: Kathleen
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