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Common Name:Butterfly, Monarch
Scientific Name:Danaus plexippus
Family:Nymphalidae (Brushfoots) - sub Family Danaidae (Milkweed Butterflies)
Area:Buckskin Mountain State Park, Arizona
Date:November 18, 2012

Monarch Butterflies are a large butterfly with a four inch wing span. They are well known for their migration from the Pacific Northwest to Southern California and Mexico.

Buckskin Mountain State Park - - - January 9, 2011

Elkton Community Education Center - Elkton, Oregon - - - September 2, 2006

Reference:National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects & Spiders