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The Queen in the Desert No, it is not Cleopatra - just a wonderful butterfly that is easily mistaken for the very similar named, Monarch. They seem to love the royalty names for new World butterflies. Arizona,Danaus gilippus,Geotagged,Queen,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge

The Queen in the Desert

No, it is not Cleopatra - just a wonderful butterfly that is easily mistaken for the very similar named, Monarch. They seem to love the royalty names for new World butterflies.

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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 Barry
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Uploaded Sep 22, 2017. Captured Jul 17, 2017 21:59 in 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/1002s
  • ISO200
  • 96.572mm