Queen (Danaus gilippus)


Queen butterfly on a plant with wings spread wide Family: Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies).
Geographic Distribution: North, Central and South America. Argentina to Central America and southern United States.
Wingspan: 70-75 mm (2.75-3 in).
Larval host plants: Milkweeds (Asclepias spp.).
Habitats: Lowlands.
Identification: Dark orange and brown, with black borders and white spots. Underwing is more pale in color and has more prominent veining.
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