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Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus


I looked out of the window, and I saw a Monarch Butterfly, resting on the front door mat. This was about 10:00 a.m. in the morning. I was not able to take a lot of photos of this butterfly, because it was moving around a lot, and opening and closing it's wings a lot. After about two minutes, this butterfly, few away. After about two seconds, this butterfly was gone, and out of my sight. The colors of this butterfly, is orange, black, and white. This is a male butterfly. The male Monarch Butterfly, has a black spot on each hind wing, that is made up of specialized scales. The larvae, or caterpillars of this insect, feeds on the milkweed foliage, flower buds, and the milky juice. Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Danaidae ( the milkweed butterflies ).


Monarch Butterflies, are found in meadows, roadsides, and sandy areas, where milkweed plants grow.


Early in the morning, I spotted a male Monarch Butterfly, resting on the front door mat. It stayed on the front door mat, and it stayed a few inches away from the front door mat, for about two minutes, before it flew away.

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maplemoth662 6 years ago

Thank you, mendes.madalena....

mendes.madalena 6 years ago

Monarchs are so beautiful!

maplemoth662 6 years ago

Thank you, Christine Y.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on May 8, 2016
Submitted on Apr 11, 2017

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