Monarch Adult Sighted
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Date: 11/26/2023

Number: 2

Observed flying in my yard at 10:49am on the date noted. Since I was able to capture brief video, and using screen captures of moments in that video, I shared same with those in Pollinator Gardening in the Southwest FB group to get opinion on M or F. Commenters (and my own guess) is that this is female. I’ll be watching for larvae among my milkweeds over the next few weeks. This particular event had butterfly fluttering around my yard and the adjacent yards. Finally alighted on a rose bud, although it did visit most of the milkweed (Arizona,Rush/Desert, & Tropical) and lantana in my yard but I didn’t observe it alighting on any of those. After a similar previous female observation in Sept, I enjoyed 6 weeks of more than a dozen Monarch larvae, although no chrysalis were ever found.

Litchfield Park, AZ

Latitude: 33.5 Longitude: -112.5

Observed by: Lynda
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