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Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus


Family: Nymphalidae. Subfamily: Danainae. Male. One dark spot on each wing. A milkweed butterfly. Wingspan: 3 1/2 - 4 inches, 8.9 - 10.2 cm. Adults feed on nectar of various plants and flowers such as milkweed, asters, goldenrod.


Meadow in the Poconos, PA

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Are they ready to go Canada or came from Canada...?

annorion 8 years ago

Lovely spot! Looks like the poor guy has had a rough time! Please consider adding him to the Monarch Migration Mission

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Great series!

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 6, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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