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 feeding on milkweed