Very common here, but moreso now because of the effort I'v put into building milkweed populations here.
The most well known butter in N. America
April/May to Oct/Nov.
Millions migrate south to Mexico every fall. Adults mate there in spring and begin to move northward to lay eggs. The new generation moves northward and it isn't until the 3rd or 4th generation that I get here in the end of July that stay to lay eggs. The generation that hatches from those eggs then migrates to Mexico.
I tagged adults one year but I don't do it anymore. I'm actually against it because it involves too much handling of the monarch.
I do try to collect eggs and 1st instar or older larvae each year and bring them inside to raise and then release. One year I over did it and collected over 600 eggs. WAY too many.
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