The life cycle of the monarch butterfly is dependent on the milkweed. The larva feed exclusively on milkweed leaves, resulting in a build up of toxins which is poisonous to most predators. Adult monarch butterflies also feed on the nectar of milkweed. In North America, monarchs are famous for their annual migration where they congregate by the thousands at a few areas in Mexico.
Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Canon EOS 50D
Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
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