Love this view of a male abdomen. They were attempting to mate in the pathway at the monarch sanctuary and I got down on the path to watch. Well worth the effort getting up and down in this old body, lol.
Early in the mating with the male on top.
Love the colors of these two.
As you can see, this male is way off base. And eventually was left to wonder off dejectedly because he was too cold in the shade where they had landed to continue. Both the male and the female crawled over to a sunny spot. With their wings quivering until they warmed up and took off in the air.