My first Monarchs eclosed!

docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)August 5, 2012

I woke this morning to find two Monarchs hanging from their chrysalis drying their wings in my bedroom hallway. Within an hour a third eclosed and all have now fluttered off to enjoy the sunshine. I have four left to eclose and I expect them in three or four days. It was fun that my teenage daughter was around and reading out on the patio. One of the Monarchs found its way to her knee and sat there for about 15 minutes flapping its wings and tickling her. I'm sure she's convinced the butterfly thought she was somehow a very special place to hang out. Hope everyone is having a great day.

Martha

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NaturesFolly(West MI 5)

Yay!!! The first of my eggs eclosed today too. Did you get a big butterfly too? My chrysalis' are all different sizes.. the male that eclosed today is huge!
Congrats!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 1:41PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Yes, they were all nice, big butterflies!

Martha

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 3:12PM
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caterwallin

Congratulations on your eclosures! I think that's neat how the one landed on your daughter's leg. :)
Cathy

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 7:18PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Congrats on your first enclosures! I had 3 eclose this morning also, but they weren't the first. They've been eclosing in dribs and drabs for a few weeks now.

I try to stuff those little cats with milkweed so they'll get big and fat, and make big butterflies. :)

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 3:12AM
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