Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus)

One of the milkweed butterflies so a relative of the monarch which gets all the glory.

Range: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Danaus-gilippus?quicktabs_8=0#quicktabs-8

Larval host: various MILKWEED (Asclepias spp.)

Learn: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completebutterflydata.asp?id=44

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba


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