PESO: Emerging Monarch

mike wilson m.9.wilson at
Sun Oct 4 05:46:39 EDT 2020

How do you tag a butterfly?  And are they ever recovered?

> On 03 October 2020 at 19:30 "Daniel J. Matyola" <danmatyola at> wrote:
> It's pretty much the end of the season for the Monarch butterflies.  I have
> finished tagging ones that I recently released or captured, and am
> submitting my data to Monarch Watch.
> Here is one of the recent butterflies to emerge from its chrysalis.  The
> newly emerged male is still hanging from remains of his former shell, the
> remains of which can be seen above him.  He hangs like this, drying his
> wings, before they are strong enough that he can fly.
> F-5 IIs, smc DA 35 mm Macro F 2.8 limited
> Comments, criticisms, and suggestions are invited and appreciated.

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