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Another photo of a Monarch taken at the Busch Wildlife Area in Missouri.
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I see the Viceroy here, Gregg, but not the Monarch; this is a wonderful shot of one of the most celebrated butterflies, and I love the fact that you caught it on a pretty flower as an added bonus!
Thank you for the comment and correction Bonnie, I never heard of a Viceroy before.
– Gregg Williams
No correction, Gregg; this is a Monarch; the Viceroy’s wings are not angled backward like this one’s wings are. Did you know that the Monarch is poisonous to birds? The Viceroy isn’t, but it mimics the Monarch and thus saves its life that way. Birds that have eaten Monarchs won’t touch a Viceroy; however, if they’ve never had a Monarch, the Viceroy’s in trouble! Forgive me that my comment wasn’t clearly stated. Your Monarch is a beauty and so well photographed!
Gregg, I thought it was a Monarch too but there is a Viceroy. Well done with the composition. BigD
A wonderful image of a gorgeous insect. Bonnie is ever the teacher and RB is a superb forum for gentle teaching.Lovely shotj
beautiful shot Gregg, good clearity!
One more explanation, patient Gregg! Here’s how the initial comment was supposed to read: “I see the Viceroy here IN LOUISIANA, Gregg, but I do not see the Monarch AT MY HOME; this is a wonderful shot of THE MONARCH, one of the most celebrated butterflies, and I love the fact that you caught it on a pretty flower as an added bonus!” There! The old English teacher in me still has lots to learn about clarity in communication! Sorry again for the fuzzy message I initially sent!
That is o.k. Bonnie, thank you for clarifying that.
beautidul .I havent seen too many around here this year