As we continue our tour of Cox Arboretum in Dayton, Ohio, we come to the seasonal Butterfly House. A wonderful example of Ohio butterflies and completely FREE! The staff and volunteers were super at explaining and pointing out various stages of butterfly life cycles – which you will see in upcoming posts. This photo shows a chrysalis studded with gold. The top is actually a row of tiny dots merging into a golden line. This very golden circle is how they got their name. American colonists noticed this line, which looked very much like the crown of their king – thus Danaus plexippus is better known as a Monarch.