Male or female?

Can you tell the difference between a male and female Monarch Butterfly? With adult butterflies, it’s the dots on the hindwings that gives a good positive answer.

Male and female Monarch butterfly

Male and female Monarch butterfly

What about chrysalises? Yes, you CAN tell the difference with good eyes or a camera.

Male and female Monarch butterfly chrysalis pupae

Male and female Monarch butterfly chrysalises

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