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Monarch butterfly ovipositinig


By Diohio

Monarch butterfly ovipositinig  (Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed)

A female Monarch butterfly laying an egg on a Common Milkweed leaf. You can tell that she's ovipositing because she's hanging on to the edge of the leaf and her abdomen is touching the underside of the leaf, depositing an ova (egg). Monarchs will only use milkweed as a host plant.

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