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Hanging On by papatheo Hanging On by papatheo
Male Monarch butterfly hanging upside down while sipping nectar from a flowering plant.
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adtemexi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Gorgeous!
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papatheo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
:D Thanks!
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Freakerybattery4 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so
how did you know it's a male ??
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papatheo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Male Monarch butterflies have two scent glands and females do NOT have them. You can see
one on the butterfly in this photograph... on his wing about 3/4 inch from the left and down about 3/4 inch from the top... alongside one of the dark lines. It is a dark hump that is visible from both the bottom and the top of the wings. Thanks for asking! :nod:
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Freakerybattery4 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool I CQN SEE THAT You know a lot about butterflies :la:
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papatheo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
:laughing: Actually I did NOT know this until this set of photographs. When I noticed the spots on some of the Monarch butterflies I looked it up and was amazed... I have been around these fantastic butterflies all my life and had never even HEARD of the reason.
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olearysfunphotos Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture.
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papatheo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks Tony!!!
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014   Photographer
Really lovely and very detailed capture :thumbsup:
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papatheo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
:D Thank you very much Frank!
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