The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae), in the family Nymphalidae. It is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies. Since the 19th century, it has been found in New Zealand, and in Australia since 1871 where it is called the “Wanderer.”
In Europe, it is resident in the Canary Islands, the Azores, and Madeira, and is found as an occasional migrant in Western Europe. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 centimetres (3½–4 in).
The Viceroy butterfly has a similar size, color, and pattern, but can be distinguished by an extra black stripe across the hind wing. Female Monarchs have darker veins on their wings, and the males have a spot called the “androconium” in the center of each hind wing from which pheromones are released. Males are also slightly larger.
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Frank Cunha III
I Love My Architect – Facebook
This is the second wedding I shot so far. Taking photographs from an “Architect’s” point of view is fun (and even more fun when the bride and groom are both Architects too). Matt and Chay are wonderful friends and I am glad that I got to spend their special day with them. More photos to follow soon.
Mixed Media – Magazine Collage & Adobe Photoshop
by: Frank Cunha III