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phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 19, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #5438159

Great Article Great Pictures i love butterflys Paul

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5438275

thanks
dirt_digger
Longwood, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 15, 2009
2:10 AM

Post #6820649

I wish I had access to your article when I first started my butterfly garden! Absolutely beautiful pictures of all the Monarch life stages.

I am finding that lots of my caterpillars are being eaten by wasps with a lot of yellow on them. The wasps seem to be on a regular patrol. I am still seeing Monarchs and other butterflies flying about, but I wonder about the balance.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2009
2:34 AM

Post #6820794

dirt_digger, you might want to try to bring in caterpillars and raise them when you first see them, if you want to see more survive.

I had TERRIBLE luck last year raising Monarchs because they were later instars. I was a newbie and didn't know about the parasites and predators. Today I went out to check my milkweed and found 8 eggs! I brought them all in to my cage so they will be safe. Still looking for the black swallowtails too! Had lots of those on the dill last year.

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