About 5 PM on 08/28, saw a mated pair of monarchs and another male monarch also trying to mate with the female. When I approached, the extra male flew away and shortly after that the mated pair flew off attached into an oak tree.
The butterflies were initially on a Liatris scariosa nieuwlandii plant that was just starting to bloom.
Latitude: 39.6 Longitude: -90
Observed by: Lois
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