Monday, October 8, 2018
Two Late Monarchs, Part 3
Today was warm and when I saw the second chrysalis, I knew today was the day. When I checked in the afternoon, this Monarch butterfly was nearly finished pumping up his wings.
This one is a male. The black spots on his hind wings tell the tale. It seems to me that the male Monarchs who migrate have a more narrow body and longer wings than those seen earlier in the season. As far as I can tell he is a perfect specimen. In the end my Too Late Butterflies turned out to be a pair. Adious Amigos, we promise to have lots of fresh green milkweed waiting for the Monarchs that return in 2019!