ART - MONARCH BUTTERFLY 1
The monarch butterfly or simply monarch (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly. Other common
names include milkweed, common tiger, wanderer, and black-veined brown. It may be the most familiar
North American butterfly, and often is considered an iconic pollinator species. Its wings feature an
easily recognizable black, orange, and white pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 cm. The eastern
North American monarch population is notable for its annual southward late summer and autumn
migration from the northern and central United States and southern Canada to Florida and Mexico.
During the fall migration, monarchs cover thousands of miles. (After wikipedia)