Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Monarch vs. Queen

It's been two years since this post on the differences between Monarch and Queen butterflies. Time for a review, I say. Thanks to Bill Kaufman for the Monarch photos (taken at Tohono Chul).

Photo by Bill Kaufman 11/7/2015

This one's a Monarch. Use your imagination and you'll make out the peace sign formed by the body and the wing borders.

Photo by Ned Harris 10/18/2015
Taken at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

This one's a Queen. Note the lack of peace. 

Photo by Bill Kaufman 11/7/2015

Monarch, underside of wings. 

Photo by Marty Horowitz 11/2015
in Sabino Canyon

Queen, underside of wings. 

Queens are much more common in these parts : -)
Warning: Tomorrow's post is not for arachnophobes!

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