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Late Summer Monarchs

Monday, July 16th, 2001 at 3:07 pm by Jim
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Please report all sightings of monarchs seen in August and mid September at latitudes of 38 degrees or less to Monarch Watch. A recent paper by Bill Calvert, personal observations, and numerous previous reports to Dplex-L suggest that reproductive monarchs begin moving south in early August – effectively recolonizing areas devoid of monarchs from mid May to late summer. We need locations and dates of any sightings below 38 degrees (areas south of a “line” from mid KS east to the coast). These data will be used to test a new theory concerning the migration.

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