Monarch Butterfly (male) - wingspan approx. 10 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Subfamily: Danainae (Milkweed Butterflies & Glasswings)
Genus: Danaus
Species: Plexippus
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Similar to the Viceroy Butterfly - t he Monarch's colours warn
potential predators of bitter poisons acquired from the
larvae feeding on Milkweed - the adults feed on the nectar of
various plants
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1 species
Monarch Butterfly larva - approx 5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Danaus
Species: Plexippus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Danaus
Species: Plexippus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Larva to adult takes 30 to 45 days - 2 to 3 broods per year
Monarch Butterfly (female) - wingspan approx. 10 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Danaus
Species: Plexippus
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The female lacks the enlarged spot (phermone patch) on
the
hindwings  and  usually has thicker black vein
pigmentation (see male above)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Monarch Butterfly (male) on Cottonwood - wingspan approx. 10 cm - Leslie Spit - September 2008
Monarch Butterfly larva on Common Milkweed - approx. 5 cm - Leslie Spit - September 2011
Monarch Butterfly (female) - wingspan approx. 10 cm - Humber Bay Park - September 2014
Family: Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily: Danainae (Milkweed Butterflies & Glasswings)
Family: Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily: Danainae (Milkweed Butterflies & Glasswings)
Family: Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily: Danainae (Milkweed Butterflies & Glasswings)
Family: Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Updated October 20 2016
Updated October 20 2016
Updated October 20 2016
Monarch Butterfly egg - approx 1 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Danaus
Species: Plexippus
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Updated October 20 2016
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Monarch Butterfly egg on Common Milkweed - approx. 1 mm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - July 2011
Subfamily: Danainae (Milkweed Butterflies & Glasswings)
Family: Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Monarch Butterfly pupa on Common Milkweed - approx. 2.5 cm - Forks of the Credit Provincial Park - September 2016
Monarch Butterfly pupa - approx 2.5 cm
Updated October 20 2016