Monday, May 13, 2019

The Migration Miracle Continues!

This is the first monarch butterfly larva I've seen this spring.  It's tiny, hardly big enough to be seen with the naked eye. The tell-tale evidence is the white chewed sections of milkweed leaves. A half dozen plants have larvae so far.  I haven't seen eggs... have hardly looked for them.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen many larvae this year in my garden, and those I have seen often have been dead, but there are more adult monarchs than before, some mating. Maybe the larvae are hiding better. I saw one twitch like it was dying and then it dropped to the ground. Later it was back on the plant feeding like normal. Maybe some of them have a drop escape plan for defence.