Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

Monarch is a well known butterfly famous for its migration pattern from Southern Canada to Mexico. Single individium may fly thousands of kilometers during late summer and autumn towards Mexico and return on a generational migration back to North.

How To Identify

A large size butterfly with black/orange (female) or brown/orange (male) wings. Body is black with small white spots. Around the wings there is a dark band (black or brown) with white spots.

Where and When to Spot

This butterfly species is common around Montreal and can be spotted in different parks with diversity of wild flowers.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • botanical-garden

    Sunday, August 4, 2019

    NIKON Z 6
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 300mm
    Shutter Speed 1/2500s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 400

Common Names

Monarchfalter [de]
Monarch Butterfly [en]
Monarca [es]
Monarque [fr]


Danaus plexippus