Why monarchs are missing!

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  1. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Here I thought nothing ate monarch butterflies or even the caterpillars. I thought the milkweed juice was toxic to other birds or insects.

    But not this bad boy! He's been munching down my monarch caterpillars. I've not seen many this year and as soon as I see one and mark the plant, they disappear. Now I know why.

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  2. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    I figured they would be capable of doing this. After all If I am correct the female kills the male after breeding
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    we have some around here that are huge, 6 or 7 inches long, they are a light brown color.

    G3
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    The brown ones are the males. The green ones are the females. At least that is what we were always told. Now watch someone prove me wrong.
     
  5. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    iddee...The green ones are the females and the brown ones are the males..... :roll:


    :lol: