QUESTION: Is it possible to tell a male from a female monarch butterfly?

MONARCH BUTTERFLY (Male)

MONARCH BUTTERFLY (Male)

It sure is. All you have to do is to catch a glimpse of the top side of a monarch with its wings spread.  Male monarchs will sport a dark spot on one vein running down the hind wing.  Female monarchs do not this spot.  The monarch shown is a male.

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