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Mexican Queen

Danaus glippus strigosus


The Mexican Queen is very similar to the Queen butterfly (D. g. berenice). Wingspan 3 1/8"-3 3/8" (80-85 mm). Wings dark reddish brown; fore wings have white spots near tip; fore and hind wings have smaller white or light brown spots in dark brown marginal bands. Each hind wing of male has black scent pocket. The Mexican Queen, same size, has veins on its hind wings that are narrowly edged with grayish white. Source: National Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Insects & Spiders, Milne & Milne


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The range of the Mexican Queen is the southwest, including: Mexico to Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The Queen (not pictured here) resides mainly in the southeast and midwest ranging from Georgia and Florida to Kansas. Both fly throughout the year where weather allows.

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catgrin 9 years ago


dandoucette 9 years ago

Hahaha, yeah, I guess so! That's cool that you created it, good idea.

catgrin 9 years ago

Thanks! I edited the avatar as well. It's a yoda + budhha = yuddha
The mellowest dude in the universe :D

dandoucette 9 years ago

Nice! I love your avatar pic. That is an awesome garden gnome. It looks like a chia pet buddha yoda. Welcome to Project Noah Christine.

catgrin 9 years ago

Thanks :)

Atul 9 years ago


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Los Angeles, California, USA

Spotted on May 24, 2012
Submitted on May 24, 2012

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