Monarch Adult Sighted
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Date: 04/18/2024

Number: 1

This female monarch is laying her egg in the buds of a slim milkweed (Asclepias linearis). It was around noon, 80 degrees F, partly cloudy, 76% humidity, with light breezes from the S. She laid eggs on multiple slim milkweeds. In this particular meadow there are quite a few slim milkweeds, though overall only about 3% of our native milkweed plants are of the slim milkweed variety ~ most are green milkweed (Asclepias viridis).

Her wings are faded and a bit tattered. She at times nectared on the flowering prairie plantains that are abundant in this meadow.

I am still seeing some monarch eggs and larvae (1st - 5th instars) on the milkweed.

Montgomery, TX

Latitude: 30.4 Longitude: -95.8

Observed by: Kathy
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