Monarch Egg Sighted
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Date: 04/21/2023

Number: 32

I found 32 monarch eggs today on a brief checking of some of the usual milkweed areas (mostly Asclepias viridis).

But I wanted to share this observation that is rare for me to see. This photo is of a monarch egg on a slim milkweed (Asclepias linearis). This afternoon I watched a monarch butterfly (possibly of the next generation) laying many eggs on slim milkweed in an upper meadow. She visited at least 35 plants just while I was there. Some of the plants have begun to flower and I think she took some time to nectar as well. I had to be especially careful, because it is easy to trod on these delicate milkweeds.

I was surprised to find a large monarch caterpillar on one of the slim milkweed plants. Without her activity in that area, I would not have looked so closely and discovered him. I hope her eggs will develop into mature caterpillars as well.

Montgomery, TX

Latitude: 30.4 Longitude: -95.8

Observed by: Kathy
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