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Queen A Queen (Danaus gilippus) butterfly on a desert flower at Agua Fria National Monument, Arizona, United States. Agua Fria National Monument,Arizona,Danaus gilippus,Geotagged,Queen,Spring,United States,butterfly Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Queen

A Queen (Danaus gilippus) butterfly on a desert flower at Agua Fria National Monument, Arizona, United States.

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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 gmspanek
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By gmspanek

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Uploaded Dec 4, 2018. Captured Apr 18, 2016 13:34 in Black Canyon City, AZ 85324, USA.
  • COOLPIX S9900
  • f/4.0
  • 1/640s
  • ISO125
  • 5.4mm