Queen Butterfly

The Queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) is just slightly smaller than the Monarch. The Queen is an orange-brown color with white spots and black borders. It has similar colorations to the Soldier and Viceroy butterflies.

Size: 3.0" - 3.5"

Host plants: milkweed species
Nectar plants: Butterfly Bush, Lantana, Zinnia

Queen Butterfly ... wings open
Queen Butterfly ... wings open

Queen Butterfly feeding on milkweed
Queen Butterfly feeding on milkweed