|Copyright: David McGill (Canish)
|Date Taken: 2010-01-14|
|Camera: Fuji Finepix S5600|
|Exposure: f/3.2, 1/240 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-01-15 16:56|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Monarch Butterfly. Danaus plexippus.|
This is a male Monarch Butterfly you are able to tell by the scent gland on the inner wing enlarged black vien.
These butterflies measure about 4inches across their wing span.
The female lays her eggs on the underside of the host plant, They take one week to hatch.the caterpillar which will grow for about 3 weeks and grow to a bit over 2 inches is whiteish with numerous yellow and black stripes.After 3 or 4 weeks it spins a complex chrysalis where it develops for about 10 days before emerging into this beautifull Butterfly.
I have a collage of the process on another site will download to here soon.
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