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Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus

Description:

I think we may have got one of the first monarch butterflies arriving to their Pacific Grove sanctuary for the winter. It landed in a garden next to the sanctuary and we could make a few shots of him (it seems like a male specimen). Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 cm.

Habitat:

http://www.ci.pg.ca.us/index.aspx?page=2...

Notes:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/...

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4 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Thanks for your appreciation, armadeus. 4 and also the rest ;-)

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

Great shots of this absolutely beautiful butterfly. Thank you for sharing Marta :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Thanks for liking it! I thought I was still out of season to see them roosting on the trees of the sanctuary, but at least I saw this only one..lucky me! :-)

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 5 years ago

So beautiful! So rare, sadly.

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Pacific Grove, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 10, 2015
Submitted on Feb 10, 2015

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