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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jul 6, 2016 2:17 PM CST
I'm trying to find out what species are prominent in my area, and curious what it means when certain species have "one or two" flights


I'm just confused on the wording, could some one give me an example of different "flights"¿
Brenden
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jul 6, 2016 2:23 PM CST
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Papilio-canadensi...

Ok, this one says 1 flight from may to mid july.

So is that to and from a certain spot?

I want to rear different butterflies this year, and trying to figure out when it's best , but like I said I'm a bit confused
Brenden
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terrafirma
Jul 6, 2016 2:25 PM CST
Hi Brenden,

I'm thinking that it probably concerns migration of a species.
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jul 6, 2016 3:16 PM CST
I agree It likely has something to do with migration of the species.
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Name: Christine
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Jul 6, 2016 3:26 PM CST
You might find this site helpful. http://www.thebutterflysite.com/michigan-butterflies.shtml
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jul 6, 2016 3:38 PM CST
I was on that. Thank you.

I know it IS regarding the migration. But what does the numbers mean, 1 flight on pared to 3 flights.
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Name: Christine
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Jul 6, 2016 4:10 PM CST
Okay, I just went back and looked at your link where it says "one flight from May to mid July".

I think that is related to how many broods a particular butterfly will have in a year or season and that will determine how many times they can migrate. So if a butterfly has just one brood per year, they will only migrate once a year. If they have more broods, there will be multiple migrations.
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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
Jul 6, 2016 4:13 PM CST

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Yes, Christine is right. It has to do with how many generations of butterflies you get in an area. This isn't much of a concern in Florida because we're a year-round butterfly factory, but I do notice it when I travel north.
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
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bhart90
Jul 6, 2016 8:47 PM CST
Thank you once again christina and melanie, last year I raised monarchs, the 4th generation that is, and this year I wanted to start fro generation uno, that are the children of the fourth gen; the ones I raised BUT I never found more than 2 adults all this year. And never found any eggs period.

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NONE.
I am praying I get to AT LET rear generation 4 again.

It is extremely humbling knowing out of my 49. A few made it to margaritaville.

I also wanted to rear swallowtail. But
Like the monarchs. They are very hard to find egg -wise.

Out in my forest garden I see a shadow on the ground.
It's the same male tiger swallowtail flying in the canopy

Same spot, amazing. Now if I could only JUMP that high.
I have mesh rearing chambers ready.
Just need the occupants
Brenden

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