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Pump - It - Up


By Diohio

Pump - It - Up (Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed)

The Monarch butterfly is still slowly pumping the fluid into his wings. He successfully 'zipped' his proboscis and it's neatly curled up. You can already see that this Monarch is a male because of the dark spot on his hindwing vein. Actually both butterflies are male.

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