Butterfly tagging and sexing

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    tramp
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    I tagged 30 butterflies in the Quarry yesterday and was interested in the ratio of the 30 only 10 were female,they were all happy large specimens, does anything dictate the sex at certain times of the year?

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    macmonkey
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    Coincidence seems to prevail with my lot too. Males at a ratio of about 10 to 1 female.
    seems more than a coincidence.
    cheers Stu

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    Jacqui
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    Hi Mary

    I pondered this same question last year or hte year before, when I seemed to have a run on males, but according to my Monarch friends in the US, it seems to be just a coincidence when you have a high ratio of one over the other.

    J.

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