Milkweed Butterflies: Monarch Danaus plexippus
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 3.38" - 4.88"|
|Habitat:||Fields, meadows, open areas|
|Flight Period:||May to mid-October|
|Larval Host Plant:||Milkweeds|
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Male upperside view. Monarchs lack the black postmedian band on the hindwing. The male has a black scent patch on the hindwing vein which you can see on the right side of this photo.