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Danaus plexippus

Danaus plexippus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-12-05 4:18
Viewed: 752
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Danaus
Species:D. plexippus

The monarch butterfly or simply monarch (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae.Other common names depending on region include milkweed, common tiger, wanderer, and black veined brown.It may be the most familiar North American butterfly, and is considered an iconic pollinator species.Its wings feature an easily recognizable black, orange, and white pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 cm ( 3 1⁄2–4 in).The viceroy butterfly is similar in color and pattern, but is markedly smaller and has an extra black stripe across each hindwing.
The range of the western and eastern populations of the monarch butterfly expands and contracts depending upon the season. The range differs between breeding areas, migration routes, and winter roosts.However, no genetic differences between the western and eastern monarch populations exist;reproductive isolation has not led to subspeciation of these populations, as it has elsewhere within the species' range.
In North America, the monarch ranges from southern Canada through northern South America. It has also been found in Bermuda, Cook Islands,Hawaii,Cuba, and other Caribbean islands,the Solomons, New Caledonia, New Zealand,Papua New Guinea,Australia, the Azores, the Canary Islands, Gibraltar,the Philippines, and North Africa.It appears in the UK in some years as an accidental migrant.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2017-12-05 5:14]

Hello Luciano,
Wonderful photo in splendid colours, great sharpness, details and a fantastic choice of composition.

A perfect shot of this perfect Monarch. The clarity throughout is superb.

This pretty species looks like our Plain Tiger we see in India, Luciano.
A healthy and resplendent specimen with lovely colours and markings on it.
This is a prize-winning first in your collection.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-12-05 11:45]

Hello Luciano,
Great shot of this gorgeous monarch butterfly which is now in your gallery. Funny how we tend to take some things for granted when we are accustomed to seeing them on a daily basis. These lovely specimens are always in the fields beside my house and I rarely take the time to really study their beautiful markings. You have done a splendid job of photographing this particular one. Well done!!

Hello Luciano,
A wonderful capture of a superb specie. Very nice details, colors and focus.

Ciao Luciano, ne potevi riportare un po' in Italia, col caldo di wuest'estate si sarebbero ambientate bene, ,favolosa Monarca, fantastici colori, dettagli al top e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Luciano,

La fleur aide au cadrage du papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Monarque. L'image est claire et précise. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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