ORDER LEPIDOPTERA (Butterflies, Skippers & Moths)

Lepidoptera-Nymphalidae-Danaus plexippus-Monarch Butterfly (A)

Danaus plexippus

Interstate 10, Ozona, Ozona County, Texas,
Coordinates: 30.738603, -101.653931
Elevation: 2,228 ft
October 23, 2015
Hundreds of Monarchs were crossing the Interstate I-10 at Ozona, TX on their way to their hibernating sites in Mexico. Sadly, many were getting killed by the passing traffic (80 mph speed limit). This specimen was one of the many unfortunate bugs. Most Monarchs were intent in crossing the highway, flying at low altitude.
Determined by Salvador Vitanza

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