I saw a Monarch butterfly hovering over some milkweed in my garden, around noon today. I did not approach the area until about one hour later. There I found two newly laid eggs on one plant and one egg on a second plant. I had looked for eggs yesterday and saw none. I'm sure they were laid just today.
I'll watch closely over the next 3-5 days and hope to see an instar.
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Council Bluffs, IA
Latitude: 41.2 Longitude: -95.8
Observed by: George
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