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Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus

Description:

Family: Nymphalidae. Subfamily: Danainae (Milkweed butterflies) Male. 2 black spots on wings (scent scales). Wingspan up to 4 inches (102 mm) Males are larger than female. Orange with dark black veins. Wings trim is black with white spots. Head, thorax and abdomen is black with white spots.

Habitat:

Meadow. Feeding on goldenrod.

Notes:

First Monarch spotted in my meadow this year.

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5 Comments

Beautiful 1200th spotting, Carol!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Thank you so much! My first one this summer. I hope many more to come.

CostaBoyJack
CostaBoyJack 8 years ago

outstanding photo

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Wonderful series, Carol!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Love it :) Great spotting congrats.

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Aug 26, 2013
Submitted on Aug 27, 2013

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