Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1183212

Observation date: August 26, 2018
Submitted by: JulieLuetzelschwab
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 2 monarch butterflies and 2 caterpillars on milkweed. 1 Queen and 2 large wasps seemed to be harassing them.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 25, 2018
Coordinator notes: Thanks for the photos and details. the milkweed is horsetail milkweed, a known monarch host (also queen) in this area., and your observations confirm ongoing reproduction. would you mind also submitting your observations to Journey North here: https://journeynorth.org/monarchs. Many thanks!
Checklist region(s): Santa Fe County, United States, New Mexico