Today we welcomed 2 more girl butterflies to our classroom! In the photos you can see one just emerging from her chrysalis. Her body is full of fluid that she will push into her wings. Then the wings will dry and harden over several hours. You can tell they are girls because they do not have spots on their hind wings.
Below you can see a comparison of a male and female monarch.
The black spots on the male's wings are highlighted for you. To learn more and check out the picture in more detail visit: http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/id_male_female.html