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Monarch (leucistic)

Danaus plexippus


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


Butterfly house.


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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DeniseMurphy 8 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 9 years ago

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

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 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 9 years ago

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

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hilo, Hawaii, United States

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

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