Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

resident breeding populations occur year-round in central and south Florida

Learn: https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completeButterflyData.asp?id=43

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

Larval host: Various milkweed including White Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias perennis), Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa), and Pineland Milkweed (Asclepias humistrata)

monarchOakJuly2016Ventral

it flew onto a interior laurel oak branch to cool off

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