South Jersey Butterfly Project
Camden County, NJ
Late afternoon. Still have all stages of Monarch cats–about 10. Three Black ST cats–2 late stage and a newly hatched one on rue. No change in Giant ST chrysalises–will they overwinter at this point?
[Gochfeld & Burger and Cech & Tudor both list the overwintering stage as pupa, so that is promising. Your GST is well out of its normal range, but it would seem there's a reasonable to good chance that your rarity will make it through to spring. Let's hope so, at least! What a development that would be! Good luck, Chris! We are rooting for you – and your cool bug. Thanks for the update. jc]
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