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Monarch Butterfly Chrysalises Two Monarch Butterfly chrysalises dangle together as they progress toward becoming butterflies. Danaus plexippus,Geotagged,Monarch,Summer,United States,chrysalis,metamorphosis,pupa Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Monarch Butterfly Chrysalises

Two Monarch Butterfly chrysalises dangle together as they progress toward becoming butterflies.

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  1. That's awesome! Butterfly metamorphosis fascinates me! Posted 4 years ago
  2. What a spectacle, I had no idea the chrysalises looked like this! Posted 4 years ago
  3. They are pretty cool! But wait until they get transparent and you can see the butterfly inside. A few more days. Posted 4 years ago
    1. We can wait :) Posted 4 years ago

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The monarch butterfly or simply monarch is a milkweed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. Other common names depending on region include milkweed, common tiger, wanderer, and black veined brown. It may be the most familiar North American butterfly, and is considered an iconic pollinator species. Its wings feature an easily recognizable black, orange, and white pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 cm The viceroy butterfly is similar in color and pattern, but is markedly smaller and has an extra.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Thom_Morris
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By Thom_Morris

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Uploaded Aug 4, 2015. Captured Aug 2, 2015 19:25 in 45983 Corte Tobarra, Temecula, CA 92592, USA.
  • NIKON D610
  • f/1.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO200