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Monarch butterfly

Danaus plexippus)

Description:

The Monarch’s wingspan ranges from 8.9–10.2 cm (3½–4 in.).

Habitat:

In North America, the Monarch ranges from southern Canada to northern South America.

Notes:

Monarchs are especially noted for their lengthy annual migration. In North America they make massive southward migrations starting in August until the first frost. A northward migration takes place in the spring. The monarch is the only butterfly that migrates both north and south as the birds do on a regular basis. But no single individual makes the entire round trip. Female monarchs deposit eggs for the next generation during these migrations.

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Scarletthdz
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Scarletthdz

Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 17, 2011
Submitted on Jul 18, 2011

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