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Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus


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.


Meadow. Feeding on goldenrod.


First Monarch spotted in my meadow this year.

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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 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
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

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


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