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How would you describe the scales on a monarch's wing?

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Did You Know?
In scientific classification, monarch butterflies belong to the order of insects called Lepidoptera. Lepidoptera comes from two Greek words that mean "scale wing." Lepidos means scales and pteron means wing.

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How are monarch wings like wax paper? How are they like solar collectors? Check out the facts and photos in this Journey North for Kids booklet/slideshow to learn more:

 

 

 

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