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Monarch Butterfly - Danaus plexippus

Monarch is a well known butterfly famous for its migration pattern from Southern Canada to Mexico. Single individium may fly thousands of kilometers during late summer and autumn towards Mexico and return on a generational migration back to North.

Common Names

  • Monarch Butterfly (en)
  • Monarca (es)
  • Monarque (fr)
  • Monarchfalter (de)


  • Lepidoptera
  • Nymphalidae
  • Danaus plexippus

Where & When to Spot

This butterfly species is common around Montreal and can be spotted in different parks with diversity of wild flowers.

How to Identify

A large size butterfly with black/orange (female) or brown/orange (male) wings. Body is black with small white spots. Around the wings there is a dark band (black or brown) with white spots.


Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

Montreal Botanical Garden - 2019-08-04

NIKON Z 6; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/2500; Aperture f6.3; Iso 400;

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