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Happenings in the insect world
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by Bonnie M Bradt
on September 7, 2016 at 8:07 AM
If I'm not mistaken, Kathy, if #A6093 is actually on his way to Pacific Grove or parts unknown, to sleep for the winter, he is probably in reproductive diapause, right? So maybe the pretty ladies in your yard won't be of interest to him right now. Fantastic article and very interesting. I will be looking for those tags in my area (Grass Valley) too. Keep up the good work.
Reply by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on September 7, 2016 at 8:30 AM
It will be interesting where he shows up! I hope folks will look for the tagged monarchs and get photos. This one may be heading for Pacific Grove. Last winter we also saw them roosting in the Berkeley aquatic park, first time ever.  
A6093 was chasing the ladies, and Gulf Fritillaries were chasing him. (We have tons of Gulf Frits in our yard right now) So beautiful to watch!
by Win Rogers
on September 7, 2016 at 8:20 AM
Really exciting! These kids never sit still for me.
Reply by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on September 7, 2016 at 8:30 AM
It's like serendipity when you can get close to them!
by kay Story
on September 7, 2016 at 12:05 PM
I had the pleasure two years ago to go to Pacific Grove and see the monarchs which were wintering over there in January of that year. It is so interesting how monarchs west of Rockies go to California and east of Rockies go to Mexico to spend the winter. Love Monarchs here in North Carolina.
by Chris
on September 7, 2016 at 11:33 PM
I find it amazing not just how far they can travel, but how we can track such light wings with devices. We'll see how he fares after winter.
 
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