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.
- Monarch Butterfly (en)
- Monarca (es)
- Monarque (fr)
- Monarchfalter (de)
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.
Where & When to Spot
This butterfly species is common around Montreal and can be spotted in different parks with diversity of wild flowers.