Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1217505

Observation date: July 17, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Very faded, tattered Monarch flying around and through a flower bed at a local park, a bed that was in the shade. Would sail and land on some rose bush petals, then fly around to the Salvia, then returned to the same rose bush petals where it remained for several minutes. Wouldn't let me get terribly close. It almost had the appearance of having been dipped in a white powder. Size: 4" wingspan. Weather: Very hot, 97 degrees, 51% humidity, mostly clear skies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 18, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County