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Monarch butterfly

Danaus plexippus

Description:

A butterfly with black, white and orange markings. This is a fourth generation Monarch and is already looking a little tattered as it is on it's migration to Mexico.

Habitat:

Spotted nectaring on wildflowers at the Tunica Museum in Mississippi.

Notes:

The fourth generation of monarch butterflies is a little bit different than the first three generations. The fourth generation is born in September and October and goes through exactly the same process as the first, second and third generations except for one part. The fourth generation of monarch butterflies does not die after two to six weeks. Instead, this generation of monarch butterflies migrates to warmer climates like Mexico and California and will live for six to eight months until it is time to start the whole process over again. It is amazing how the four generations of monarch butterflies works out so that the monarch population can continue to live on throughout the years, but not become overpopulated.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Oct 25, 2017
Submitted on Nov 12, 2017

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