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Danaus plexippus

Danaus plexippus
Dryden, Tompkins County, New York, USA
July 26, 2017
On common milkweed. Monarchs used to be one of the most common butterflies that I would see, but now they are so uncommon that I get excited whenever I find one. A sad testament to the rapid decline of this species in the east.

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