Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California, USA
January 13, 2008
Due to plantings of the non-native Asclepias curassavica , which still bears flowers and foliage, these butterflies are still ovipositing. Since early December '07 I've observed everything from oviposition, various larval stages, to pupation (on nearby, non-food plants). No emergence so far from the four chrysalides I've discovered, though I have seen freshly emerged individuals.
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