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Monarch Life Cycle — 19 of 20 | by SidPix
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Monarch Life Cycle — 19 of 20

About two hours after emerging from its chrysalis this beautiful adult Monarch spreads its wings in preparation for its first flight.


The butterfly in this photo is a male. Males have a clearly visible black spot on each hind wing from which pheromones are released.

The next image in this series, also of a recently emerged adult Monarch, is a comparative photo of a female.






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Taken on April 22, 2010