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Monarch Butterfly

The Monarch is a migrating butterfly that travels as far as 2000 miles from Canada to Mexico and back, but not by individual butterflies. These photos were taken in Middle Tennessee. 

Found throughout most of North America, the Monarch resembles the Viceroy.

Common Name: Monarch
Scientific Name: Danaus plexippus
Range: Most of North America
Flight May - Fall
Habitat anywhere milkweed grows
Monarch Caterpillar
Photo by Sam Sallee
Monarch Caterpillar Is Similar to: Queen (Danaus gilippus berenice) except queen has 3 sets of black filaments.


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