Let's talk about Monarchs!
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skates4marty wrote: I looked on the MonarchWatch website and still can't tell.
Mona Miller wrote:Diapause is triggered by light (day length), heat (temperature outside), and host plant quality.
Mona Miller wrote:And, just cause you show one tiny patch of green milkweed that does not mean the rest is not green--this was probably an area where it was mowed.
skates4marty wrote:MonarchWatch says "When the late summer and early fall Monarchs emerge from their pupae, or chrysalides ..."
In Maryland, when temps dip below 80 degrees, people start wearing sweaters and saying, "Feels like fall!"..
At your latitude most of the newly emerged monarchs after Aug. 5 are in diapause and have no interest in sex and will begin migrating south. Like these 4 monarchs I saw in northwestern Minnesota on Aug. 5 one of which was a female:4estry wrote:G'day... Here in Northern Ontario, Canada Monarch's still have sex on their mind.
Mona Miller wrote:They don't spend much time in the field? Where in the world are you getting your information--from your cat?
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