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Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus

Description:

A large orange and black butterfly with a white-spotted black head.

Habitat:

Monarchs feed on many flowers, but lay their eggs almost exclusively on milkweed. The loss of milkweed to habitat destruction by humans is a major cause of their decline in recent decades.

Notes:

The use of Roundup weed killer is a major disrupter to the lives of many arthropods including Monarchs. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and... I planted milkweed in my garden and voila! I got monarchs!

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San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 32.72, Long: -117.11

Spotted on Nov 7, 2016
Submitted on Dec 18, 2016

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