All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Male Monarch Butterfly</strong><br><em>Danaus plexippus</em> / Milkweed Butterfly Family <br>September 2006
Male Monarch Butterfly
Danaus plexippus / Milkweed Butterfly Family
September 2006
It is easy to determine the gender of a Monarch butterfly, just wait for it to open its wings and then look for the black dot on the vein of the lower wings. This spot is where the male's pheremone is released.