Queen butterfly

Show us those beautiful gardens
User avatar
SpookyShoe
Reactions:
Posts: 1583
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:34 am
Location: Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast near Houston

Queen butterfly

#1

Post: # 59879Unread post SpookyShoe
Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:58 pm

I have heard of these, but I have never seen one before today. This is not a Monarch, but a Queen butterfly.
IMG_20211230_121818482_HDR.jpg
IMG_20211230_121729830_HDR.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Donna, zone 9, El Lago, Texas

Seven Bends
Reactions:
Posts: 247
Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:25 pm
Location: Northern Virginia

Re: Queen butterfly

#2

Post: # 59881Unread post Seven Bends
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:22 pm

Very interesting! I'd never heard of them either. Google tells me they don't range this far north, so thanks for the pictures!

User avatar
Growing Coastal
Reactions:
Posts: 1090
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Location: Vancouver Island Canada

Re: Queen butterfly

#3

Post: # 59905Unread post Growing Coastal
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:48 pm

Love the polka dots!

User avatar
MissS
Reactions:
Posts: 4486
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:55 am
Location: Wisconsin Zone 5b

Re: Queen butterfly

#4

Post: # 59907Unread post MissS
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:50 pm

They are so lovely. I wish that we had them here.
~ Patti ~

User avatar
SpookyShoe
Reactions:
Posts: 1583
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:34 am
Location: Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast near Houston

Re: Queen butterfly

#5

Post: # 82738Unread post SpookyShoe
Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:13 pm

I saw this caterpillar this morning on the milkweed and was sure it was a malformed monarch caterpillar because it had three sets of "tentacles," not the usual two. I googled it and found out that it was a queen butterfly caterpillar.. The caterpillars for the two species are nearly identical.
IMG_20221110_072737044_HDR.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by SpookyShoe on Sun Nov 13, 2022 12:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Donna, zone 9, El Lago, Texas

User avatar
Spike
Reactions:
Posts: 342
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:26 pm
Location: NE Ohio

Re: Queen butterfly

#6

Post: # 82742Unread post Spike
Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:04 pm

Oh @SpookyShoe She is simply stunning!
There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask 'What if I fall?' Oh but my darling, What if you fly?

Post Reply

Return to “Butterfly/Hummingbird/Water Gardens”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests