I found a stage 5 Monarch larva earlier this month in my yard in Tempe, AZ. I moved it along with the milkweed it was eating to a protected mesh rearing cage outside in the shade on my patio. It formed a pupa 12 days ago and eclosed to this adult male early today. I let his wing dry all day and then tagged him BX365 with a tag from Southwest Monarch Study. It's a mostly sunny day with temps in the low 70's and hardly any wind.
Latitude: 33.4 Longitude: -111.9
Observed by: Patty
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