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Five more first of year species observations


Some species just emerge later than others. Five more have been reported since the last update.

14. Butterfly Milkweed (A. tuberosa) observed by @mustardlypig on March 29 in Wise County

15. Clasping Milkweed (Asclepias amplexicaulis) observed by kimag94 on April 12 in Marshall.

16. Red Milkweed (Asclepias rubra) observed by eric_keith April 14 in Tyler County

17. Fewflower Milkweed (Asclepias lanceolata) observed by anewman April 15 in Chambers County

18. Slim Milkweed (Asclepias linearis) observed by lauramorganclark April 15 in Brazoria County

Based on previous years’ observations, five more species could appear by the end of May.

Over all years, including historical observations, twenty-eight species have reported to this project.

Posted on April 23, 2017 09:43 PM by gregglee gregglee | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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1. Document the importance of planted and wild milkweeds (Asclepias spp.) to monarchs in Texas.
2. Document the distribution of native, wild milkweed in Texas.
3. Quantify the changing importance of different milkweed species to monarch caterpillars throughout the year.
4. This project only focuses on Asclepias because of federal emphasis on planting and restoration of ...more ↓

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