Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The Fifth One's a Boy

Last night, I went to bed knowing there would be another freshly emergent monarch.

This morning after it dried off a bit, I took it outside into the shade to finish its preparation for first flight. I had a pretty good inkling it was a boy because of the hint of a dot on one of the veins.
I had to wait until it opened its wings to confirm that it indeed was a male. The black veins are thinner and there definitely are black dots on the hind wings.
I have left him out there with a stick to crawl onto when he's ready to fly.

2015 tally to date:
- 4 females
- 1 male

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