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Butterfly on Butterfly

Posted on Jul 18, 2016

Here we have butterfly on butterfly – Monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterflies nectaring on this Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) as photographed yesterday and today. The Asclepias likely tipped you off to the fact that this is indeed a species of native milkweed plant. It is always attractive to our lepidoptera. Enjoy the orange on orange! Have you found your Monarchs yet? How about any eggs or caterpillars?

Monarch butterfly nectaring butterfly weed-8446

Monarch butterfly Butterfly Weed-8486-2

Monarch butterfly Butterfly Weed-8486

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator