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Lives a Quiet Life in Austin, Texas



Mike Quinn, M.Sc, Entomology
Coordinator, Texas Monarch Watch, Facebook
Co-author Milkweed, Monarchs and More
President, Austin Butterfly Forum
entomike@gmail.com 
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Texas Monarch Watch was established with the cooperation of
Dr. Bill Calvert and Texas Parks and Wildlife in 1993.
Mike Quinn has coordinated Texas Monarch Watch since 2000.
 
Please report significant monarch sightings along with an
assessment of the nectar resources, temperature, and wind direction at that location. Thanks!

Monarch and Relatives' Seasonal Distribution in Central Texas

Danaids of Travis County

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Monarch

Danaus plexippus

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Queen

Danaus gilippus

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Soldier

Danaus eresimus

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X - Specimen Record - At least one specimen collected within the designated 10-day period.
V - Sight Record - At least one individual sighted within the designated 10-day period.
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No Sight or Specimen Record within the designated 10-day period.

Data collected by Chris J. Durden between 1968 and 1990.


Events


Photographs of Insects & Entomologists


Milkweed Information - (Family Asclepiadaceae)

Photos

Propagation and Conservation

Texas Milkweeds and the Caterpillars that Feed on Them

Species most important to the Monarch shown in red

Botanical Name Info per USDA Info per Wildflwr Cntr Common Name Host for:
Asclepias amplexicaulis 

Blunt-Leaf Milkweed  Monarch, Queen
Asclepias asperula - Dominant West sp. Range map Information Antelope Horn Milkweed Monarch, Queen
Asclepias curassavica - native to Mex & s. TX


Tropical Milkweed  Monarch, Queen, Soldier
Asclepias incarnata 

Swamp Milkweed  Monarch, Queen
Asclepias latifolia

Broad-leaf Milkweed Monarch
Asclepias oenotheroides  Range map Information Zizotes or Sidecluster Milkweed Monarch
Asclepias perennis

Aquatic Milkweed Queen
Asclepias purpurascens  

Purple Milkweed Monarch
Asclepias texana  

Texas Milkweed Monarch
Asclepias tomentosa

Velvet-leaf Milkweed Monarch, Soldier
Asclepias tuberosa  

Butterfly Weed Monarch, Gray Hairstreak
Asclepias viridis - Dominant East sp. Range map Information Green Milkweed Monarch
Asclepias prostrata

Silkweed Species of Concern

 

Milkweed Vines

Cynanchum barbigerum 

Bearded Milkvine
Variegated Fritillary
Cynanchum laeve 

Honey Milkvine Monarch
Cynanchum racemosum


Talayote Milkvine Queen, Soldier





Matelea edwardsensis 

Plateau Milkvine  Queen
Matelea reticulata

Pearl Milkvine Monarch
Matelea texensis

Trans-Pecos Milkvine Species of Concern





Funastrum (=Sarcostemma) crispum  

Wavy-leaf Twinevine Queen, Soldier, Monarch
Funastrum (=Sarcostemma) cynanchoides  

Fringed Twinevine Queen, Soldier





A Phylogeny of Apocynaceae sensu lato (Judd et al., 2002, page 451).


Seed & Plant Sources


North America (North of Mexico)

Weather Maps

Palmer Drought Severity Index Map - Interpretation - NOAA

Other U.S. Weather Maps

Research Projects (east of the Rockies)

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Weekly & biweekly updates on Monarchs & Milkweed 

Sp 09 Fall 09Sp 08 Fall 08 | Sp 07 Fall 07 | Sp 06 Fall 06 

Sp 05 Fall 05 | Sp 04 Fall 04 | Sp 03 Fall 03 | Sp 02 Fall 02
Migration Animation - Spring 2000 (see also México links)

*Monarch Larval Monitoring Project

University of Minnesota (Texas Trainers)
Monitoring Results from TX Since 1997 
A Field Guide to Monarch Caterpillars



*Monarch Watch* - University of Kansas

Dplex-L Email List - Tagging Kits - 1 (888) TAGGING

Monarch Waystation Program - facebook
Monarch Watch Forums
- Monarch Watch Blog

Email Updates - Season Summaries

*Monarch Joint Venture*

The MJV is committed to a science-based approach to monarch conservation work, guided by the North American Monarch Conservation Plan (2008).




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Other Migratory Insects of Texas and North America


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