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Monarch (leucistic)

Danaus plexippus

Description:

The first photo shows a monarch butterfly that's possibly leucistic.

Habitat:

Butterfly house.

Notes:

For comparison, another nearby individual is shown in the second photo. The pupa or chrysalis is shown in the third photo.

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4 Comments

DeniseMurphy
DeniseMurphy 7 years ago

The underside if the Monarchs wing is a different color that serves as camouflage. A truly leucistic Monarch would be much lighter on both sides of the wings.

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

Oh ok, so just a monarch that was bred in captivity.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Keithp, I'm not sure if I should add it because I saw this in a butterfly house (although there were only monarchs in it).

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

You should add this to the monarch migration mission they look for all areas with white monarchs

mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

Hilo, Hawaii, United States

Spotted on Jan 3, 2013
Submitted on Apr 7, 2013

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