"The Queen"

Sherry Pundt

Tucson, United States

Artist's Description

This is a Queen Butterfly, I thought I would try my hand at something diffrent from my norm, so I have been playing a little with my macro this would be my first decent macro image.
Taken in Tucson, AZ.
Taken with my Canon Powershot S5is.
100 views as of 9/12/10

Placed in the top ten in !From the Heart!

Featured on 2/13/11

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Featured on 8/11/10 in Breathtaking Animals & Plants


The Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus) is a North and South American butterfly in the family Nymphalidae (the brush-foots) with a wingspan of 2.75–3.25" (70–88mm). It is orange or brown with black wing borders and small white forewing spots on its dorsal wing surface, and reddish ventral wing surface fairly similar to the dorsal surface. The ventral hindwings have black veins and small white spots in a black border. The male has a black androconial scent patch on its dorsal hindwings.

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