PESO: Emerging Monarch

John jsessoms002 at
Sun Oct 4 16:17:23 EDT 2020

There's a particular "gap" on the Blue Ridge Parkway where the Monarchs usually 
pass through on their migration south.

I remember stopping there on one of my visits several years ago and there were 
several people netting & tagging Monarchs ... then releasing them again to 
continue on their journey.

On 10/4/2020 10:35:53, Daniel J. Matyola wrote:
> "How do you tag a butterfly?  And are they ever recovered?"
> Carefully.
> "And are they ever recovered?"
> Yes.  Here is probably more than you ever want to know about tagging
> butterflies:
> Dan Matyola
> *
> <>*
> On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 5:47 AM mike wilson <m.9.wilson at> wrote:
>> 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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