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Event: Monarch Adult (FIRST sighted)
Date of Sighting: 04/24/2013 Latitude: 40.1253 Longitude: -75.5452
Town: Phoenixville State/Province: PA Country:
Was mowing the lawn and noticed a monarch do a quick check of the milkweed growing in my garden by the chimney. I think the mower scared it, so I'm hoping it will come back later. Hopefully I'll have eggs to report in the near future! :)

I was about 6-8 feet away, so I had a good view of color and size although it was flying. Eastern comas (and question marks – which I have raised) are smaller and have a somewhat erratic flight pattern compared to monarchs. They are also more brown. We also have Aphrodite butterflies, but they are also brownish. The butterfly I saw was distinctly orange/black and the correct size for a monarch. We have been monitoring/raising monarchs for several years. I am checking daily for eggs.

 
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