Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia >> Phylum: Arthropoda >> Class: Insecta >> Order: Lepidoptera >> Family: Nymphalidae >> Tribe: Danaini >> Genus: Danaus >> Species: D plexippus

Binomial Name: Danaus plexippus

Conservation Status: Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)

Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) | Ocean City Lepidoptera
Photographer: Robert J Banach
Date: October 24, 2014
Location: 136th St Beach, Ocean City, MD

Facts About The Monarch Butterfly

  • Probably the most familiar butterfly in the United States
  • Easily recognizable black and orange wing coloration and pattern
  • During the late summer / early autumn the flock down from Canada and the United States to Mexico, returning in the spring
  • The migration that starts in late summer / early autumn covers thousands of miles
  • Monarch Butterflies were taken up and bred on the International Space Station

Share Your Pix of Ocean City Wildlife

We’d love to see your pix of Ocean City Wildlife…  Click Here!

Learn More About The Monarch Butterfly

Wikipedia | Monarch Butterfly | National Geographic | Monarch Watch | KidZone | National Wildlife Federation

<< Ocean City MD Butterflies