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Danaus plexippus - male - female

Danaus plexippus - Male Female
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California, USA
January 13, 2008
Evidently perceiving my closeness, the male flew off carrying his partner into a twig of a nearby tree.

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Danaus plexippus - male - female Danaus plexippus - male - female

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That happens with this particular species to me alot, too. Most other species I've seen during this behavior don't seem to be as skittish. Maybe Monarchs have more of a self-preservation instinct than others?

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