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Queen (or Queen Butterfly)
08-JAN-2007 Jay Levin

Queen (or Queen Butterfly)

Scientific name: Danaus gilippus

This is not a monarch butterfly. Although the coloration of the Queen resembles the pattern of black, orange and white seen in the Monarch,
the Queen can be distinguished by the presence of white spots in the forewing, visible both from below and above. It also is a darker
mahogany brown-orange than the Monarch. Both are members of the Danaiidae family (Milkweed Butterflies).

Compare with my photo of the Central American Monarch (Danaus plexippus):

The overhead view of the Queen is repeated below:

Nikon D200 ,Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro
1/250s f/16.0 at 105.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Jean Chiasson16-Jan-2007 01:31
Excellent colors big vote
Richard Calmes14-Jan-2007 13:25
2 Beauties! V
edwina beaumont13-Jan-2007 12:23
this is lovely, the colour and detail, especially the coiled tongue
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik13-Jan-2007 08:22
Outstanding work!! VOTE L&S
QUERIDO13-Jan-2007 07:35
very nice shot,vote
Jan Wisniowski12-Jan-2007 21:41
Spectacular! Great colours! v
laine8212-Jan-2007 21:22
Both beautiful images, Jay. Your so spoiled for choice here :>)
Joanne Kamo12-Jan-2007 20:46
I like both shots. Outstanding! and thanks for explaining the differences. V
sandy barbour12-Jan-2007 20:22
Stunning capture Jay. Thanks for the info on the two butterflies. This really is very similar to the Monarch.
Barb12-Jan-2007 17:16
Outstanding. Vote.
Renee Lockett12-Jan-2007 12:55
Love the eye to eye level. :)
crina.12-Jan-2007 12:41
Wish I saw the final catalogue - they are lucky to have you on board, so to speak.
Eric Carrère12-Jan-2007 07:35
Outstanding Jay, V.
Tom Munson12-Jan-2007 06:22
This is great Jay. Vote
Joy Miller12-Jan-2007 06:19
Great detail and background. vote.
Gérard Koehl12-Jan-2007 05:41
Oh oh, encore deux très belles photos avec beaucoup de détails. Vote
Fong Lam12-Jan-2007 05:34
Wow! Another great looking butterfly. Wonderful wing patterns and colors! Vote
Wei O'Connell12-Jan-2007 04:58
Beautiful shots. Excellent details and wonderful colors. vote
Jean D12-Jan-2007 04:23
WOW! Outstanding shot, Jay! GMV.
Peter Stahl12-Jan-2007 04:14
Very nice Jay! GMV.
Vilone12-Jan-2007 03:11
Oustanding image Jay! Tack sharp! Vote!
De'Carr Studio12-Jan-2007 02:54
Love it..So sharp and colorful, Jay.
Cindi Smith12-Jan-2007 02:26
Oh my, Jay! I think this is one of your best! I'm just in awe here! Beautiful! I think you get better and better everytime you shoot one of these! Huge vote!
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