Monarch "Danaus plexippus"

Monarch "Danaus plexippus" Wingspan 3.5 - 3.75". This might look like just another butterfly to you but it is my first Monarch! The colors are somewhat muted because it has been immobilized in a glassine envelope and was eventually released. The conspicuous white dots on the body allow the birds to recognize this butterfly. Their caterpillars hatch on milkweed and eating the leaves of that plant causes the butterfly to be toxic to birds.

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