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Monarch

Danaus plexippus

3 Species ID Suggestions

Queen Butterfly
Danaus gilippus
Kyle A
Kyle A 7 years ago
Monarch butterly
Danaus plexippus Monarch butterfly
Gregg's Mistflower
Conoclinium greggii Conoclinium greggii (Gregg's mistflower) | NPIN


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7 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Please can you update the spotting with the correct info now that Jacob has provided a correct ID for you. Thanks.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Hi k.andrews6,
No worries about the confusion! It's really up to you whether or not to take down the ID suggestion. Leaving it up does provide a valuable source of information as it discusses two different, yet similar species.

Kyle A
Kyle A 7 years ago

Should I remove the recommendation or leave it for the sake of having a complete record of the discussion? I'm unsure of the protocol here.

Kyle A
Kyle A 7 years ago

You certainly appear to be correct. Thanks for the correction and sorry for the confusion. I will try to be more careful in the future.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

I apologize for pasting the wrong thing, here is the reference link: http://bugguide.net/node/view/3942

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Danaus plexippus, though similar, is a lighter and brighter orange when compared to Danaus gilippus. Considering that factor and some differences of the ventral pattern, I think this is Danaus gilippus. Here is a reference link: Species Danaus gilippus - Queen - Hodges#4615

Kyle A
Kyle A 7 years ago

Very nice pic. Thanks for sharing.

cymgarcia
Spotted by
cymgarcia

Brownsville, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 17, 2013
Submitted on Aug 15, 2013

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