Observations in the Species: Danaus plexippus
English Name: Monarch
Observed on: 3rd December 2010
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2012
Description: I think this may be a male Monarch butterfly as it had the two spots on it's hindwings that give off pheremones.
Observed on: 28th May 2012
Added to iSpot: 2nd June 2012
Description: A population has been established on Tenerife since 1860
Location: Funchal, Madeira
Lat/Lng: 32.65, -16.91
Capital of Madeira island, with several green spaces.Close
Observed on: 3rd March 2012
Added to iSpot: 6th March 2012
Description: I was harbouring a secretly held ambition when we went walking in Madeira last week, that I would see a Monarch/Milkweed for the first time. And lo, ambition achieved. These fabulous creatures were floating about a small garden in the centre of Funchal.
Most things on Madeira seem to have some sort of name confusion, though. Since Monarch is much nicer than Milkweed (IMHO), I'm going with that. This one's a male 'cos it has the sex brand on its hind wings.
Observed on: 7th January 2012
Added to iSpot: 26th January 2012