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Paper Like Wings I liked this shot as it demonstrates how paper like their wings truly are. Danaus gilippus,Danaus plexippus,Monarch,Queen Click/tap to enlarge

Paper Like Wings

I liked this shot as it demonstrates how paper like their wings truly are.

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  1. While this is very similar to a Monarch, it is actually a Queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus). Posted 2 years ago

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The Queen Butterfly is a North and South American butterfly in the family Nymphalidae with a wingspan of 70–88 mm . It is 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. It is found throughout the tropics and into the temperate.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 12, 2015.