Monarch Larva Sighted

Date: 09/05/2019

Number: 2

While volunteering at Monarch Waystation #299 [AKA the Virginia Living Museum] I saw 2 5th instar monarch larvae, each feeding on separate potted Common Milkweeds being staged for the upcoming Native plant sale. Other larvae had already been gathered to set up a live captive display of the monarch life cycle in preparation for the museum's fall monarch tagging program, beginning after the equinox. We often have breeding monarchs overlapping with migrants every fall. Hope these larvae and the plants do OK after Dorian passes by tomorrow.

Newport News, VA

Latitude: 37.1 Longitude: -76.5

Observed by: Judy
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