Weathered Male Monarch

While waiting for my nephew to get ready I wandered around the garden looking for today's photo. I noticed this weathered Monarch that flitted around in the sunlight. It has parts missing from its wings and the color has faded somewhat and I wondered if it was to be a survivor and live through the winter to continue breeding in the spring, or was it enjoying some of the last sunshine of its life?
Looks beautiful against the blue sky
posted March 15th, 2018  
I love Monarchs - I didn't know you had them in New Zealand too?
posted March 17th, 2018  
@thistle @selkie Thanks for the comments they are an imported species but very well liked by most people here.
posted March 21st, 2018  
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