Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 2:15:07 PM - Danaus plexippus
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California, USA
February 5, 2008
2:15:07 PM. I observed this butterfly until shortly after 3 PM, when this section of the Arboretum was already in shade, and getting noticeably cooler. Because of the cool temperature (~ 48F without the sun, and last night's low at 37F), I suspect that this individual didn't take its first flight until the next morning. Perhaps it will join other Monarchs at one of the coastal wintering sites?
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