The monarch life cycle - The adult butterfly

 

Male monarch butterfly

 

 

Female monarch butterfly

 

 

The major differences between female (left) and male (right) monarchs are:

- Thick versus thin black veins in the wings

- The two oval black spots in the hindwings of the males

    

 

And then... watch it fly away!

monarch flying

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