One red milkweed, asclepias incarnata, has 15-18 larva on it. Some are plump and ready to leave, some are so small you can hardly see them. I even found an egg yesterday the size of this: . A period. The egg has since hatched. Other milkweed have one or two larva (much smaller plants), and we've got two monarchs pupating now--one outside, one inside.
That's not one, that's TWO.
The two above were fighting over one leaf (like there aren't more). The top larva would nibble at the base of the leaf, and the larva hanging down would curl up and sort of nip at the other.
Click on the above image to expand. How many do you see? I count six. Please don't count the aphids--I lost track at 2,163.
Why does school have to start Monday?