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Look What I Found On My Butterfly Weed Today!

Posted by organic_kitten 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 22, 10 at 13:30

I noticed my butterfly weed looked a little ragged today, and since I had seen a female monarch on it, I decided to look.

The culprit was easy to find! This Newbie is really excited.

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He was really chomping away at the butterfly weed. Which was planted for that very reason. Yippee!
kay


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RE: Look What I Found On My Butterfly Weed Today!

Oh what a happy success! VERY good!


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RE: Look What I Found On My Butterfly Weed Today!

That's great! Looks like he's going to pupate soon so he will probably disappear off your tropical milkweed. Next time you can collect some eggs when you see the female and have more success. :)


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RE: Look What I Found On My Butterfly Weed Today!

Congratulations! Welcome to the addiction of butterfly raising...

Jeff


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RE: Look What I Found On My Butterfly Weed Today!

Early morning is the best time to find them. They are up at the top of the plants. Later in the morning, they go down to the lower leaves and actually off the plants to avoid predators.


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RE: Look What I Found On My Butterfly Weed Today!

Congrats kitten!! Good for you! It is really exciting to find them, and it's even more exciting to raise them and observe the whole process of metamorphosis. Be forewarned that it is an addicting hobby!


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RE: Look What I Found On My Butterfly Weed Today!

Well, I had looked after the momma stayed on the plant so long, but didn't find anything. I am thrilled to see this cat. I am so happy to see she did use it.

I am such a newbie, I will have to get a lot better at finding the little ones.
kay


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RE: Look What I Found On My Butterfly Weed Today!

They can be amazingly hard to locate kitten. You'd think that with the stripes and colors they would stand out like sore thumbs, but they have the ability to just disappear on those plants. Check underneath the individual leaves. If you are going to rescue them, it's best to catch them when they are small and before they fall prey to the wasps and flies.


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RE: Look What I Found On My Butterfly Weed Today!

Congratulations! I know how excited you are. I found a strange looking large caterpillar on my 4o'clocks this morning and have no idea what it is.


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