Monarchs Mating

Danaus plexippusMonarch, Danaus plexippus

This is what butterfly sex looks like!

I found this couple of Monarch butterflies joined together today in the middle of the prairie. At first I saw them flying jointed like this and I had no idea what was going on. After they landed I was able to approach and watch as they sat motionless for several minutes. I carefully backed away so that I wouldn’t disturb them.

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