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Queen butterfly

Danaus gilippus


orange or brown with black wing borders and small white forewing spots on its dorsal wing surface, and reddish ventral wing surface fairly similar to the dorsal surface. The ventral hindwings have black veins and small white spots in a black border. The male has a black androconial scent patch on its dorsal hindwings.


north and south america

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Queen Butterfly
Danaus gilippus Queen (butterfly)

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the_tajminator 11 years ago

ah thank you I suspected it might not be a monarch but I don't know butterflies so well

MrsPbio 11 years ago

You were close.... The Monarch and the Queen are "cousins"! Good guess!

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Arizona, USA

Spotted on Sep 25, 2012
Submitted on Sep 25, 2012

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