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Monarch Butterfly Nectaring

First Monarch
Report the FIRST monarch butterfly you see this season, even if you don't see your first until August.

Report to the category:  Monarch (FIRST Sighted)

Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed

Additional Monarch Sightings
Report ALL monarch butterflies you see this summer. Whenever you see a monarch, we want to know.

Report to the category:  Monarch Adult Sighted

First and Additional Monarch Eggs
Report all monarch eggs. They are usually found underneath young milkweed leaves, but may be along the stems or in budding leaves at the tip.

Report 1st eggs to:  Monarch Egg (FIRST Sighted)
Report additional eggs to:  Monarch Egg Sighted

First and Additional Monarch Larvae
Report all monarch caterpillars. Larvae hatch from eggs about 2-5 days after they were laid. The two larvae in this picture show how much a caterpillar can grow in about two weeks.

Report 1st larva to:  Monarch Larva (FIRST Sighted)
Report additional larvae to:  Monarch Larva Sighted

Monarch butterfly migration map
All sightings are included on Journey North's real-time maps. Citizen scientists are making important contributions to the understanding of monarchs and migration.

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