Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

Male Monarch ButterflyEnlarge

Male Monarch Butterfly Image
Picture of Monarch Butterfly
Female Monarch Butterfly Photo

Life Cycle of Butterflies

Monarch Egg/Larve Picture
Monarch Caterpillar (larva) Picture
Monarch Chrysalis (pupa) Photo
Monarch emerging from chrysalis (pupa)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Family: Brush-footed Butterfly (Nymphalidae)

Subfamily: Milkweed Butterfly (Danainae)

Average Wingspan: 3 1/2" - 4"

Habitat: Open areas, meadows, fields

Similar To: Queen , Viceroy

Plants That Attract This Butterfly

* May not be available for purchase at your local nursery.

Note: Always check a plant's Hardiness Zone to make sure it will grow in your area. (What Is My Hardiness Zone?)

Where To Buy Plants

Butterfly Flight Range Map

Monarch Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
Male (open wing) - Fred Miller
Male (closed wing) - Fred Miller
Female (open wing) - Lynn Bennett Byrd
Female (closed wing) - Fred Miller
Egg/Larva - Diane P. Brooks
Caterpillar - Fred Miller
Chrysalis - Fred Miller
Emerging - Fred Miller

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