Wellington's First New Season Monarch?

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    Caryl
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    I am so excited. The chrysalis travelled with me in my car when I went to the gym because she was ready to be born and I wanted to be around when she eclosed. Got her back and put her under a very gentle light and lo and behold she’s here!! This was all because I am going away overnight so I didn’t want to take any chances with her maybe falling while I was gone! Anyone else in Wellington aware of any new season’s monarchs. Caryl

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  • #45909

    Desiderata
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    As the adoptee of some of your cats caryl, you will be delighted to know that most have gone on to grace my garden with Js/pupa both here in Roseneath and at our farm in Pongaroa. Those chrysalis that had no attachment have also hatched under a food cover and released. I’m eagerly awaiting eggs! Last season I was treated to the most amazing sight of a male flirting and mating with a female, flitting around a hebe, and then aghast as the two lovers,in an embrace flying away to consummate their union. A beautiful sight!

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    Caryl
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    Hi Again, Yes I feel the same. I had 12 born inside yesterday and 3 fell soon after eclosing. Thankfully I was right there to pick them up and they went on to dry their wings and were perfect.2/3 of new butterflies have been male. That’s a little troubling. Caryl

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    TgaLiz
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    Hi Caryl, how exciting! No matter how many I see hatch, I still stop and gaze in wonder at the amazing sight of those amazing wings unfolding.
    Let’s hope we can do this a lot of times this summer.

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