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Monarch

Danaus plexippus erippus

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KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago
Monarch
Danaus plexippus Monarch (butterfly)


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5 Comments

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 9 years ago

A Monarch, not a Viceroy. A Viceroy would look like this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viceroy_but...

DanaZarzycki
DanaZarzycki 9 years ago

Thanks Karen and John.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

The south american species is Danaus plexipus erippus. There doesn't seem to be a wiki page for this species but there are some images on this link http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http...

John G. Phillips
John G. Phillips 9 years ago

Monarchs are migratory! They go south for our winter, so your spotting is around the right time. There is a mimic called the Viceroy (Family Nymphalidae), but I am 99% positive that Karen is correct.

DanaZarzycki
DanaZarzycki 9 years ago

I thought it was, but everything I have read about monarchs do not show they can be found in Brazil.

DanaZarzycki
Spotted by
DanaZarzycki

Curitiba, Paran√°, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 28, 2010
Submitted on Sep 16, 2011

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