A strange sight

evoluhol at magnum.wpe.com evoluhol at magnum.wpe.com
Wed Sep 23 08:00:45 EDT 1998


If you keep it and it lays eggs most likely only the male hybred offspring
will live to maturity.  There are a lot of us out here that would like to
see photos of any larva, pupa, and adults.

Other than interesting and aesthetics (which I still believe is not a
crime for humans) scientifically a lot of us would love to see any records
you keep on it.
> >
> >So nice to see that even after 30+ years of leppin' that something new
> >can be seen right in my own backyard.  This morning I went out and
> >checked one of my walk-in flight cages which houses, at the moment, a
> >number of Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) and Queens (Danaus gilippus).  To
> >my surprise I saw a male Monarch mating with a female Queen.  This was
> >not just an "attempt" but a successful coupling.  In fact, they are
> >still mating now, some five hours later.  I don't recall having read
> >anything about this before and would appreciate some feedback from
> >anyone who might point me in the appropriate direction of finding
> >literature on the subject.
> >
> >Dale Clark
> >Dallas, Texas
> >
> >email: Nardoz at earthlink.net
> >
> >
> Please let us know the end result?
> S.

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