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Letters

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"Letters" for the November 2009 Missouri Conservationist.

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Majestic Monarch

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The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is perhaps the most recognized butterfly in Missouri, and rightly so. It is a beautiful creature with a fascinating life cycle.

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Monarch

Danaus plexippus
These well-known butterflies are distinguished by their relatively large size, rusty or orange wings with black veins and black bodies. The larvae usually are found on milkweeds.

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Butterfly Milkweed

Monarch Butterflies Could Use Your Help

Helping monarch butterflies is as simple as planting milkweed.

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Monarch butterflies need plants in the milkweed family to survive.

Monarch Butterfly Photo

Monarch butterflies need plants in the milkweed family to survive.

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A monarch butterfly caterpillar feeds on a milkweed plant.

Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed Flower

A monarch butterfly caterpillar feeds on a milkweed plant.

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Monarch Mania celebrates butterflies at MDC Gorman Discovery Center

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Monarch Mania fluttering to Discovery Center

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Discover nature at Monarch Mania and book signing on Sept. 18 at the Discovery Center.

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A monarch butterfly perches on a milkweed flower

Monarch on Milkweed

A monarch butterfly perches on a milkweed flower

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Moving Monarchs

Unlike the more familiar bird migrations, monarch migration is a multi-generational endeavor.

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