A Monarch working On Winning Her Wings

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dock
dock Veteran Member • Posts: 5,374
A Monarch working On Winning Her Wings
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This image thumb came from a cell phone because I forgot my computer and took a screen shot. of a still all of my nef. files I can not get on this computer has wind7 so I used a jpeg and a cell phone. Next is what she is working for.

All work was done with my Nikon Macro 200 mm The original was a 34 sec 90 meg

For those of you that are not savvy of our Milkweed. It attracts Monarchs. If you have looked closely at the video you will see her lick up the milk as it seeps from the leaf.

That is why the plant is called milkweed.

macrouser
macrouser Senior Member • Posts: 2,713
Re: A Monarch working On Winning Her Wings

It is the milk weed that gives them the nasty taste that keeps the birds from eating them.

Here in Australia, we have the same butterfly but it is called the wanderer butterfly.  Our milk weeds are different to.

Thanks for sharing.

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dock
OP dock Veteran Member • Posts: 5,374
Re: A Monarch working On Winning Her Wings

Macrouser, Thanks for the information I did not know that it had that effect on predators.

Seeing that video after posting, you could see the milk leaking from the wound to the leaf.

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