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Monarch Butterfly Port Dover Ontario

50844 views Earl Hartlen September 13, 2022 Port Dover, ON Date shot: September 12, 2022

For protection from predators, Monarch butterflies store a poison in their body, cardiac glycoside, that was digested from the milkweed in their larva stage. These butterflies will travel at a speed anywhere from 19 to 40 kilometers per hour on their journey from Canada, across the USA and home to Mexico. A black spot on the inside surface of the Monarch butterfly's hind wing distinguishes the male Monarch from the females that do not have the spot.

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