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Monarch Butterfly

Monarch


Danaus plexippus
A large butterfly, mainly orange with black wing veins and margins, with two rows of white spots in the black margins. The Monarch is much lighter below on the hindwing, and males have a scent patch — a dark spot along the vein — in the center of the hindwing.
Queen Butterfly

Queen


Danaus gilippus
Upper-ide is chestnut brown; black borders of forewings have 2 rows of white spots; white spots are scattered at the forewing apex. Underside of hindwing has black veins; black borders of both wings have 2 rows of white spots. Upper-side of male hindwing has a black scale patch.
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