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Monarch (butterfly) by JohnDSmith

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Monarch (butterfly)

The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae), in the family Nymphalidae. It is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies. Since the 19th century, it has been found in New Zealand, and in Australia since 1871 where it is called the Wanderer.345 In Europe it is resident in the Canary Islands, the Azores, and Madeira, and is found as an occasional migrant in Western Europe. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 centimetres (3½–4 in).6 (The Viceroy butterfly has a similar size, color, and pattern, but can be distinguished by an extra black stripe across the hind wing.) Female Monarchs have darker veins on their wings, and the males have a spot called the “androconium” in the center of each hind wing7 from which pheromones are released. Males are also slightly larger.

The Monarch is famous for its southward migration and northward return in summer from Canada to Mexico which spans the life of three to four generations of the butterfly.

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  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 3 years ago

    Vibrant & vivid capture John

    Dave

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  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    so lovely

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  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 3 years ago

    so vibrant…wonderful capture:)

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Awesome details and color in this capture John…inst fave for sure!!!!

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  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 3 years ago

    Very nice indeed! :O)

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  • Jadon
    Jadonover 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot…

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  • Joe Powell
    Joe Powellover 3 years ago

    Great image John, beautiful color and detail.

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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago

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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago


    like a lot

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  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 3 years ago

    Beautiful John!

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