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Monarch butterfly

Danaus plexippus

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Monarch butterfly
Danaus plexippus Monarch butterfly


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6 Comments

vivianpoma
vivianpoma 8 years ago

Namitha, Alicelongmartin thank you very much for your comments
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alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Lovely pictures

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

Lovely spotting, Vivianpoma

vivianpoma
vivianpoma 8 years ago

Thanks for the info, You are right, this butterfly is smallest. With the weather so good and so much food, it is reasonable to choose not to migrate.

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

The monarch butterfly is famous for migration over long distances. The Peru form is a slightly smaller subspecies that doesn't bother to migrate. The wing tips of yours are darker than this one from USA http://www.flickr.com/photos/macronyx/54... Both are males.

vivianpoma
vivianpoma 8 years ago

John, thanks very much for ID

vivianpoma
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Chanchamayo, Junín, Peru

Spotted on Jun 2, 2013
Submitted on Jul 6, 2013

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