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Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus

Description:

Family: Nymphalidae, Subfamily: Danainae. A milkweed butterfly, but enjoys goldenrod also. One black spot on each lower wing indicates a male. 4 inch wingspan (10.2 cm) Gorgeous orange and black.

Habitat:

Meadow with abundant weeds and flowers

Notes:

Cameo appearance of Goldenrod (white) Crab Spider and victim. Video included.

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2 Comments

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Thanks Noel. This is my favorite Monarch series. It was so hungry that I took 2 videos.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Great shots and series on a windy day! Love the video :-)

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 2, 2012
Submitted on Sep 2, 2012

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