The Monarch

Where to find: Tropical House

(Danaus Plexippus)

The monarch looks just very robust out with its very clear black markings and very beautiful orange color, wingspan is 7-8 cm. The monarch is particularly known for its fantastic hiking in the spring from Mexico and California up north to the rest of the U.S. and Canada where the new generation is preparing his return in the fall back to the valleys as the parents left earlier this year.

Monarch larvae live here in the tropical house at the plant butterfly weed.

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