Male Monarch Butterfly on Yellow Yarrow

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Caption: A Male Monarch Butterfly (Danaus Plexippus) rests on clump of Yellow Yarrow (Achillea 'Moonshine').

The bright yellow color of this Achillea plant may attract the Monarchs' attention for a fleeting moment but this is not a plant you should add to your garden in hopes of attracting this brilliant butterfly. This monarch was just drying his wings for a short spell before flying off to find something more appealing and ultimately more satisfying.

Camera: Nikon D60 with 18-55mm Zoom lens.

Facts about Butterflies: Research shows that most butterflies are attracted to bright colors. However, new research from the University of Kentucky reveals it's the nectar that keeps them coming back.

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