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Danaus plexippus


Large orange and black butterfly. One of the most commonly recognized, and easily visible butterflies in NE OH. Monarchs are well known for their relationship with milkweed.


Many open habitats including fields, meadows, weedy areas, marshes, and roadsides.


Seen feeding on Orange Milkweed, (Asclepias tuberosa), Holden Wildflower garden, Prairie Garden, The Holden Arboretum, Lake County, Kirtland, OH

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Brian Parsons
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Brian Parsons

Kirtland, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 9, 2012
Submitted on Jul 13, 2012

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