Lack of Larvae

I have these:

20170622_Monarch

There’s one that I’ve seen patrolling the yard, flitting from one end of the yard to the other, stopping occasionally to lay eggs on the butterfly plant. She chases off any interlopers. Butterfly fights are interesting to watch. They look like leaves caught in a whirlwind. It’s hard to believe they’re battles for territory.

I was hoping for more of these:

20170622_MonarchLarva

But this is only the second one I’ve seen this season.

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