Danaus plexippus - The Monarch

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Both of these butterfly images were taken in the Canadian fall, where the majestic species was commonplace. It is represented here for illustration purposes, as I think I am fairly unlikely to see a genuine European example in the near future!

The upper image is of a female ovipositing on milkweed.