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Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 2:15:07 PM - Danaus plexippus - female

Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 2:15:07 PM - Danaus plexippus - Female
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?

Images of this individual: tag all
Danaus plexippus Dec. 3, 2007 - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Dec. 19, 2007 - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 12:51 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 1:00 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 1:00:22 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 1:00:29 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 1:06:43 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 2:08:59 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 2:11:33 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 2:12:56 PM - Danaus plexippus - female Danaus plexippus Feb. 5, 2008, 2:15:07 PM - Danaus plexippus - female

WOW!
I love the angle of this shot!
The blue background really makes the monarch stand out.
Great capture!
:))

Lovely series!
May I suggest you add the time you took it to each title - that way the time lapse could be viewed in thumbnail form, without opening each image.

 
Good suggestion -
thanks, Hannah! I was unfamiliar with this interesting feature.