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Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus

Description:

The Monarch Butterfly is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 centimetres (3½–4 in).The Monarch is famous for its southward migration and northward return in summer from Canada to Mexico which spans the life of three to four generations of the butterfly.

Habitat:

The Monarch can be found in a wide range of habitats such as fields, meadows, prairie remnants, urban and suburban parks, gardens, trees, and roadsides. It overwinters in conifer groves.

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tmvdh
tmvdh 9 years ago
Monarch
Danaus plexippus


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ThePalGuy
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ThePalGuy

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 4, 2011
Submitted on Jul 22, 2012

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