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Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus


Family: Nymphalidae, Sub-family: Danainae. A milk weed butterfly. 8-9-10.2 cm (3.5 - 4 inches) wingspan. Male (See black spot showing thru thick middle vein) Orange, white and black.


Found feeding at the edge of the road and attached to a large farmer's field near my house.

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annorion 9 years ago

Beautiful shot!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Thanks Carol for mentioning subfamily name Danainae. In India we find such Stripped and Plain Tiger butterflies and Crows and Blue Tiger butterflies.

Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 6, 2012
Submitted on Sep 13, 2012

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