Hi! I found eggs 2 weeks ago in my garden, the earliest ever! I took in 8 to school. All hatched and were doing marvelously. We have a long weekend (Victoria Day) here in Ontario, Canada, and I brought them home. Yesterday I noticed that a couple had stopped moving and were lying on their sides. This morning I had 5 of the 8 dead. I've never had that high a mortality rate ever! Since I watched the female lay the eggs, I'm wondering if she was infected somehow. I'm worried about the 3 left and how to talk to my class about it on Tuesday. Survival of the fittest I guess. Here I was hoping we'd have butterflies before we left for summer vacation on June 29. I have time to find more, though. Anyone else had trouble this year?