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Danaus gilippus

Genus Danaus
Subfamily Milkweed Butterflies
Family Brushfooted Butterflies
All Massachusetts Species
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Occurrence   Migrant
Abundance "Exceedingly rare - one sighting (and capture) July 8, 1934 - two sightings in 2002!"
Flight Period Most likely in late summer-fall
Notes Harry Pavulaan informs us that the individual pictured below is the strigosus form.
Overwintering (Migrant)
More info Massachusetts Butterfly Atlas Website

Queen

Photo by Karen Haley - 9/10/2002
Marblehead

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Queen

Photo by Karen Haley - 9/10/2002
Marblehead

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Queen

Photo by Karen Haley - 9/10/2002
Marblehead

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Queen

Photo by Karen Haley - 9/10/2002
Marblehead

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Queen

Photo by Karen Haley - 9/10/2002
Marblehead

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Queen

Photo by Frank Model - 10/20/2006
Mission, TX
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Queen

Photo by Frank Model - 10/19/2006
Mission, TX
Female

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Queen

Photo by Frank Model - 10/21/2005
Mission, TX
Male

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Queen

Photo by Frank Model - 10/19/2005
Mission, TX
Male

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Queen

Photo by Frank Model - 10/19/2005
Mission, TX
Mating

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