Monarchs and Milkweed of Los Angeles

To participate in this project, simply take photos of any Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) or milkweed plants (Genus Asclepias) that you see in Greater Los Angeles, and post to this project.

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Monarch observations may include monarchs in any one of their four life cycle stages: egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis), adult (butterfly).

Greater Los Angeles is defined as: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Ventura County.

Posted on March 04, 2014 04:30 PM by smartrf smartrf | 6 comments | Leave a comment

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The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) has begun studying our local urban environment to better understand the biodiversity that lives in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Part of this study includes knowing where local populations of monarch butterflies and milkweed plants are found.

Why are we including milkweed plants in our monarch study? Milkweed is a host plant for ...more ↓

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